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GSAPP Webinar: Opioids Then and Now
March 24 @ 9:30 am$75
Date: Friday, March 24, 2023
Time: 9:30am-12:45pm ET
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Instructor: Ana Guerra, LCSW, LPC, LCADC, CCS
Instructional Level: Introductory
In 2020, nearly 75% of overdose deaths involved an opioid (CDC, 2022). As the rates of Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) have increased, so has the need for a collaborative response to the crisis. This course identifies factors that contributed to the escalation of opioid use and highlights implications for treatment. Participants will review DSM-5 TR diagnostic criteria and learn about the physiological effects of opioids including Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Participants will examine the benefits and misconceptions of pharmacotherapy (Medication Assisted Treatment) as well as opioid diversion activities and efforts to combat them. Discussion and activities strive to empower participants to serve as agents of change.