WEB042617 - Opiate Addiction and the Heroin Epidemic
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This webinar will discuss the process of addiction and its' effects on the brain specifically as it relates to opiate addiction. This webinar is 2 - 3:30 EST (Eastern Time).

When: Wednesday April 26, 2017
2:00 - 3:30 PM (EDT)
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Ikea Haralson

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Webinar Registration by April 26, 2017: Members $55; Nonmembers $85 - 1.5 CEUs

This webinar is 2 - 3:30 EST (Eastern Time).

This webinar will discuss the process of addiction and its' effects on the brain specifically as it relates to opiate addiction.  You will learn how environmental factors play in the process of addiction, as well as effective treatment for those addicted to opiates/heroin.  You will also learn the importance of Naloxone in the treatment and recovery of heroin addiction.  

Who Should Attend: Service Coordinators (Family, Disabled, Elderly), Managers

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will understand the difference between opiate use, misuse, dependency and addiction and the connection to the heroin epidemic in this country.

2. Participants will learn how addiction affects the brain and how it can be treated with medication, as well as understand the role that environmental factors play in the process of addiction.

3. Participants will learn how medications can be used opiate addiction treatment.

4. Participants will understand the importance of Naloxone/Narcan in treatment and recovery.

About the Presenter(s)

 Jody Hurt, Ph.D. is a Psychologist and the Clinical Director at CompDrug, a position he has held since 1993.  Dr. Hurt holds Fellow status in the American College of Forensic Examiners and has recognized forensic specialties in the areas of general psychology, substance abuse psychology, psychological assessments, evaluation and testing.  He received his doctorate from The Ohio State University in 1988 and became a licensed psychologist in the State of Ohio in 1989.  Dr. Hurt directs the development and implementation of all clinical treatment programs at CompDrug.  He has shared his expertise over the years as a conference presenter focusing on topics of substance abuse and treatment, co-occurring disorders, psychological assessment and testing, dissociative disorders, developmental trauma disorder, complex trauma syndrome and PTSD. 

Amy Cochran, a Registered Nurse in Ohio, holds specialty certification (CARN) from the International Nurses Society on Addiction.  She has over 10 years of clinical experience in addictions nursing, including detox, inpatient, outpatient programs and MAT (medication-assisted treatment).  Amy currently enjoys serving as the Patients Rights Officer for CompDrug.  As an advocate for patients, she strongly believes in promoting the availability and use of Narcan, celebrating the lives saved as opportunities for individuals to choose a path of treatment and recovery. For more information please visit their organizations website. www.compdrug.org. 

This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s):

Core Area:  Current Issues

Statutory Area: Medication/Substance Abuse, Mental Health Issues