Workshops

The Opioid Crisis in NJ: Current Trends and Evidence-Based Treatment Options

ID: 4969WEB

This interactive webinar 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. Webinar 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, participants will engage in an interactive case that will develop throughout the webinar 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). [This webinar will complete your prescription opioid social work license requirement]


Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 2.0 General, 1.0 Prescription Opioids

Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Monday, June 17, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Monday, July 22, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Friday, August 2, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar


Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate the major elements the Federal Government uses when classifying drugs from schedule 1 through schedule 5.
  • Identify national and local NJ trends with regards to prescribing practices and new legislation, opioid overdoses and trends with opioid use.
  • Distinguish the difference between which drugs are considered naturally occurring opiates, which are considered semi-synthetic opioids and which are considered synthetic opioids.
  • List and describe three different best practice medication assisted therapies when working with clients who have an opioid use disorder.,br>

    Webinar Outline

    9:30 am

  • The Controlled Substances Act
  • Overview of the scheduling of controlled substances.

    9:40 am
  • The History of Opioids and the Latest Terminology
  • History of classifying/prohibiting opiates
  • Defining Terminology: natural opiates, semi-synthetic opioids, and synthetic opioids.

    10:00 am
  • Prescription Opioids
  • The history of prescription opioids
  • Changes in prescribing practices (1990s)
  • National prescribing trends
  • NJ prescription opioid law limiting first time prescriptions

    10:45 am
  • Medication Assisted Treatments
  • Discussion of the use of MAT, newer names given for MAT (MOUD
  • Medications for Opioid Use Disorders) and discussion of person bias with MATs
  • Revised Temporary Methadone medication guidelines 2020
  • Revised Buprenorphine medication guidelines 2021
  • Medicinal marijuana as an MAT option for NJ residents

    11:30 am
  • National Overdose Trends and NJ Specific Trends
  • National overdose trends up until 2021 (CDC information)
  • Introduction to Narcan
  • NJ specific opioid overdose and Narcan implementation trends

  • 12:20 pm
  • Conclusion/Q&A

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructor

    Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS, has been working in the behavioral healthcare field for thirty years. He has lectured nationally on many topics including clinical supervision. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol/Drug Counselor, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Glenn is currently the owner of Advanced Counselor Training, LLC. For 15 years (2003-2018) Glenn served as the Executive Director at Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program, Inc. (HDAP).

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