Polysubstance Use During the Opioid Crisis: 2024 Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) Free Webinar Series

2024 Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) Free Webinar Series

March Webinar:
Polysubstance Use During the Opioid Crisis

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
3:00-4:00 pm Eastern Time, (2:00 Central/1:00 Mountain/12:00 Pacific Time)

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Continuing Education Credit: 1.0 CEs

NOTE: This webinar is sponsored by Shatterproof Treatment Atlas.

Rural areas of the United States have been disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic. To improve treatment outcomes in rural, as well as urban settings, polysubstance use is increasingly recognized as an important determinant. Recent research suggests that for many individuals living with addiction, particularly those with opioid use disorder, polysubstance use is the norm rather than the exception (Cicero et al., 2020; Peppin et al., 2020; Mahoney 3rd et al., 2021; Palamar et al., 2018). In this presentation, participants will learn about the latest research of polysubstance use during the opioid crisis and acquire targeted clinical interventions tailored to communities impacted the most.

Debbie Gray, LICSW, LADC, LSCSW, LCAC, is a licensed independent clinical social worker and a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in social work. She has been in the helping profession for over 20 years and is an accomplished clinical helping professional with broad expertise in addictions, mental health, child welfare, clinical supervision, and program development. Gray is the Regional Clinical Director for Behavioral Health Group for the Minnesota, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, and North Missouri regions.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to summarize the most common scenarios of polysubstance during the opioid crisis.
  • Participants will be able to apply four strategies for openly discussing the risks of polysubstance and opioid use disorder, including harm reduction strategies and medication assisted treatment.
  • Participants will be able to provide evidence-based clinical interventions tailored for rural communities.

Content Level:
All Levels.

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
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  • Advanced level courses provide content for participants who have been working in the content area and have a clear understanding of the issues. These courses cover and address the complexities involved in the work and involve synthesizing material to create new patterns or structures or evaluating material for a specific purpose.

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Earn 1.0 Continuing Education Hours (CEs):

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, you must view the webinar in its entirety, pass the CE quiz, and complete the online survey evaluation.

Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz and click “purchase.” NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 processing fee to access the quiz.

A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.

Upon passing the CE quiz, you will be required to complete the survey evaluation for the course. Once that is completed, your CE certificate will be immediately available to print. All certificates will be stored in the NAADAC Education Center under your profile name.

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This webinar is eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours.

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This course meets the qualifications for one (1.0) hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Who Should Attend:
Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

Live closed captioning is available, and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. In addition, transcripts are available for on-demand webinars recorded on and after March 27, 2019.

General Information:
2024 Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) Free Webinar Series

NAADAC (or the Association for Addiction Professionals) is excited to announce the lineup for the 2024 NAADAC Free Webinar Series.

Each FREE 1 to 1.5-hour live, interactive webinar is presented by experts in the field of addiction and are worth continuing education (CE) hours. While viewing the education is free, non-members must pay to receive CEs (from $20 for 1 CE to $25 for 1.5 CEs). NAADAC members can earn CEs for free. (Join NAADAC now)

Can’t make the live webinar? All webinars are recorded for later viewing and added to our on-demand library of free addiction-specific education available 24/7 so you can earn CEs on your own schedule.

Closed captioning is available on live NAADAC webinars. In addition, transcripts are available for on-demand webinars recorded on and after March 27, 2019.

Web: naadac.org/webinars