Peer Support: State Credentials, Continuing Education, and Retention/Recruitment Strategies
Location: Webinar, United States
Thursday, February 6, 2020, starting at 01:00 PM (ET)
Peer support connects people who have shared lived experiences. Whether support comes from a mom who has experienced post-partum depression, a veteran with PTSD, or someone in recovery from an addiction, peer support providers use their lived experience and additional training to serve as a vital part of the behavioral health care system.
College and university staff and students can work together on educational events that provide science-based facts about drugs and alcohol to help students make informed decisions. Learn how you can join the 10th anniversary of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) and how your campus can get involved. Spots in this webinar are limited. Registration requires the creation of a free NASPA.org account. NASPA is an association supporting student affairs professionals in higher education.
The program will feature state of the art lectures on updated key aspects of HCC and CCA by renowned experts and rising stars covering a broad spectrum of topics.
Panel discussion with experts will open a discussion on the new directions and avenues for research and clinical practice.
Special emphasis will be placed on involving young clinicians and scientists, who will have the opportunity to gain a compact overview of the field and build new networks by easily getting in touch with advanced scientists and key opinion leaders.
The Wounded Healer: Helping the Helping Professional
Burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma are landmines in the field of addiction work. Many of us struggle with work demands, familial expectations, and the desire for a fulfilling personal life. Our supervisors remind us of self-care, but who has the energy to add one more task to a stressful day? In order to thrive in this field, it’s crucial we shine a light on what really matters when it comes to caring for ourselves and the barriers that get in the way of being our best selves.
Join NAADAC and ICUDDR for a webinar exploring standards in substance use disorder education.
In this session, the presenters will review/discuss:
* NAADAC’s work to create higher education standards in substance use education
* Development of standards
* Overview of course content
* Application to the real world of careers in substance use disorder professions
Universal Treatment Curriculum 8: Ethics For Addiction Professionals Training-Seminar in Davao City
Location: Davao City, Philippines
We are pleased to invite you to participate in a training on Universal Treatment Curriculum 8: Ethics For Addiction Professionals this February 17 to 21, 2020 at JJ Valderrama - Behavioral Management Center at Prk. 8, Bago Saka, Bago Gallera, Davao City.
The Evolution of Addiction Treatment Conference was founded in 2011 by Allen Berger, Ph.D. and Andrew Martin, MBA, LAADC, SAP, CA-CSS and was purchased by C4 Recovery Foundation in 2017. EVOLUTION brings the most forward-thinking and effective therapeutic interventions and approaches directly to those that treat addiction. Since 2011, the conference has grown from 350 to over 600 attendees.
Webinar: Identifying and Mitigating Liability Risks for Excessive Gambling Behaviour
This webinar will provide an overview of casinos’ potential liability in negligence for contributing to the risk of excessive gambling, with comparisons to the well-established liability of licensed alcohol providers.
Risk factors include game design, loyalty programs, and an absence of harm-limiting mechanisms.
A case study involving loyalty program data will be used to illustrate how excessive gambling behaviour can be identified and addressed.
1st Regional Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users (INHSU Africa)
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
The 1st Regional Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users (INHSU Africa) will take place on the 19 – 20 February 2020, Cape Town, South Africa.
"The 1st Regional Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users: INHSU Africa 2020 is intended to address a pressing need to further advance and facilitate knowledge exchange to catalyze enhanced hepatitis care for people who use drugs in other areas of the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
We are excited to announce the launch of the ISSUP Expert Days.
This new development will provide opportunities for those working in substance use prevention, treatment and recovery support to learn and develop through being in direct contact with experts in the field by participating in webinars, reviewing recorded webinars and interviews, Q&A sessions, and using the various resources, tools, materials and documents used to support them. This will allow for direct interaction between experts and practitioners.
Exploring Opioid Overdose Incidence in a Cohort of People Who Inject Drugs
Location: Sydney, Australia
Opioid overdose is a significant public health issue, with people who inject drugs (PWID) a key risk group. However, there is little contemporary information on opioid overdose incidence in Australia and limited evidence of the impact of factors affecting incidence among PWID. Further evidence on the risk and protective factors of an opioid overdose will help determine how to prevent these overdoses from occurring.
Planet Youth - The Icelandic Primary Prevention Model in Ireland
Location: Stirling, United Kingdom
About this Event
DRNS and Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research are delighted to host this event to share learning on the implementation of Planet Youth in Ireland. Emmet Major is coordinating the Planet Youth programme in the west of Ireland and will share his experiences of the programme, with implications for Scottish research, policy and practice.
People who have been incarcerated are approximately 100 times more likely to die by overdose in the first two weeks after their release than the general public. Despite high rates of opioid use disorder among justice-involved individuals, evidence-based medications exist and can be successfully implemented within jails and prisons.
Cultivating Greater Meaning and Purpose to Prevent Relapse
Many who find themselves established in recovery are left with a lingering, internal void that represents a lack of meaning or sense of purpose in life. This lack of meaning or purpose can be a constant threat to one’s recovery. With the right guidance, anyone can learn to uncover their purpose and find a greater sense of meaning, healthy passions, and natural sources of joy. This presentation will walk participants through a process of uncovering their purpose and learning to pursue activities that will provide the most meaning and personal fulfilment.
This seminar will cover recent research on all deaths due to new psychoactive stimulants in Australia.
This presentation will address mortality due to new psychoactive stimulants and hallucinogens. These cover a wide range of “designer drugs” that have risen to prominence in the 21st century and become a source of clinical concern. They include drugs such as synthetic cathinones and NBOMe.
New data on the characteristics of Australian fatalities, the circumstances of death, and their toxicology will be presented.
This two-day conference, held 29th Feb - 3rd March in San Antonio, Texas focuses on translational aspects of addiction research among chemists, biologists, and behavioural scientists.
The diversity of participants and attendees at this meeting (undergraduate students to senior faculty, chemists to psychiatrists) provides a unique venue for cross-collaboration among different disciplines, and, in so doing, promotes new and innovative approaches to medications development in addictions biology.