Substance Use 101: “Why Don’t You Just Stop?”

Behavioral & Substance Addiction has a significant impact on individuals, families and society. This workshop will review the DSM-V criteria for several types of addictions including classification of substances such as depressants (ex. opiates), stimulants, & hallucinations. Routes of administration, risks of overdose, and co-occurring mental health issues will be discussed for each classification of substance. Research on Medication Assistance Therapy (MAT) and harm reduction model strategies will be explained.


  • Recognize substance use disorders as chronic disease
  • Differentiate psychoactive properties of 6 classes of drugs
  • Identify DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Substance Use Disorders
  • Compare two treatment interventions for Substance Use Disorders

**Certificates of Attendance will be distributed only to those who attend both sessions in full.**

Instructor: Mayte Redcay, LCSW, LCADC, SAP, CEAP

Mayte Redcay is the Director of clinical services at Serise and is a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a License Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCDAC) in the state of NJ and PA and a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) who evaluates members who are subject to DOT regulations and have violated DOT drug and alcohol regulations. Mayte earned her graduate degree Master in Education from San Carlos University in Guatemala in 1999 and a Masters in Social Work at Rutgers University.

Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, August 23-24, 2022 
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM  
Location: Zoom, Virtual
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