July 13, 2020 - The Opioid Crisis in NJ. Interactive, Live Webinar (This Course is NBCC & ASWB Approved)

Price: $150.00
July 13, 2020.  The Opioid Crisis in NJ:  Current Trends and Evidence Based Treatment Options (Tinton Falls, NJ)

Due to COVID-19 continuing through the summer and a slow lifting of restrictions, I do not believe the NJ government will allow conferences of 50 or more by July. I also do not believe many of us are physically and/or emotionally ready to get together in that large of a setting yet, thus we are converting all live SUMMER 2020 (June-August) workshops to webinars. We will be using the Zoom platform. We are hopeful that by the fall, we will be back to live workshop formatting, but in person workshops will only occur again when it is safe to do so. The live webinars will occur on the same date/time as the live workshop.

General Workshop Series Goals (This Course is NBCC & ASWB Approved).

The goal of this interactive workshop will discuss the latest developments and trends regarding natural opiates, semi-synthetic opioids, and synthetic opioids.  Participants will be able to identify national and local NJ trends with regards to prescribing practices and new legislation, opioid overdoses and trends with opioid use.  Participants will be able to distinguish the difference between which drugs are considered naturally occurring opiates, which are considered semi-synthetic opioids and which are considered synthetic opioids.  Participants will be introduced into the assessment of and treatment of Opioid Use Disorders via the DSM 5 criteria, the latest nationally recognized medicated assisted treatment and the non-medication assisted treatment approaches when working with clients.  Participants will be able to identify three different medicated assisted treatments (MAT), and discussion of medicinal marijuana being added as an MAT option. Workshop participants will be introduced to a harm reduction treatment paradigm and will be able to identify at least 3 different harm reduction principles when working with clients.  Finally, workshop participants will engage in an interactive case that will develop throughout the workshop and have different objectives (e.g., assessing a proper level of care, and then incorporating a harm reduction treatment orientation with the client in regards to their MAT decision process).

The Opioid Crisis in NJ (5 NBCC & ASWB Clock Hours).

Workshop Components:

8:30am - Sign in/Morning Coffee Station

9:00am - The Controlled Substances Act (10 minutes)
  1. Overview of the scheduling of controlled substances.

9:10m - The History of Opioids and the Latest Terminology (20 minutes)
  1. History of classifying/prohibiting opiates.
  2. Defining Terminology:  natural opiates, semi-synthetic opioids, and synthetic opioids.
- Prescription Opioids (30 minutes)
  1. The history of prescription opioids.
  2. Changes in prescribing practices (1990s)
  3. National prescribing trends.
  4. NJ prescription opioid law limiting first time prescriptions.
10:00am - (15 Minute morning break)

10:15am - National Overdose Trends and NJ Specific Trends (30 minutes)
  1. National overdose trends up until 2017 (CDC information).
  2. Introduction to Narcan.
  3. NJ specific opioid overdose and Narcan implementation trends.

10:45am - Opioids and Synthetic Opioids (45 Minutes)
  1. History of Heroin and recent trends.
  2. History of Fentanyl and recent trends.
  3. Carfentanil, W-18, and other extremely potent opioids.
  4. Cough Syrup with Codeine and Promethazine

11:30am - Medication Assisted Treatments (45 minutes)
  1. Introduction to the American Society of Addictions Medicine (ASAM) National Practice Guidelines for medicated assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders.
  2. Methadone and ASAM medication guidelines.
  3. Buprenorphine and ASAM medication guidelines.
  4. Naltrexone and ASAM medication guidelines.
  5. Medicinal marijuana as an MAT option for NJ residents.
12:15pm - Lunch (on your own)

1:15pm - DSM 5 Definition of Opioid Use Disorder (30 minutes)
  1. DSM-5 Definition of Opioid Use Disorder
  2. Exercise Diagnosing and Assessing a level of care of a person with an Opioid Use Disorder
1:45pm - (15 minute afternoon break)

2:00pm - Harm Reduction Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders (60 minutes)
  1. History of Harm Reduction
  2. Harm Reduction Principles
  3. Types of Therapies Using Harm Reduction Principles (MI, CBT)
  4. Interactive Exercise with a Client Using Harm Reduction Principles
3:00 PM – Question/Answer Period, Attendee Sign-out, Certificate of Completion Dissemination

$129 Early Registration per workshop day (by 06/29/20)
$150 Late Registration per workshop day (from 06/30/20 - 07/11/20)

Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy:  Valid requests must be received in writing/email within seven (7) days of course date.  Late requests for the 4 day workshop series can only bring in a substitute attendee or receive credit for a future workshop date.  All refunds are subject to a $15.00 processing fee.  If paid by credit card, an additional $4.04 fee will be assessed to cover the cost of PayPal processing charges on credit cards.  Refund requests require 2-3 weeks processing time and will be issued as a check as is our policy.