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The Ongoing Opioid Epidemic Part 1: The Current Landscape

1:00pm - June 7, 2022 thru 2:30pm - June 7, 2022 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Central East PTTC
Registration Deadline: June 7, 2022
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Date: June 7, 2021 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table Contact Hours: 1.25 NAADAC
Time: 1 PM—2:30 PM ET Blank space (transparent) for table Cost: FREE Blank space (transparent) for table  

SERIES DESCRIPTION

Opioid use and its consequences remain a serious problem across the United States. Prevalence rates remained high prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many trends have worsened since the pandemic began. The opioid landscape continues to shift due to changes in demand and supply, the social determinants of health, and other risk and protective factors. Prevention professionals should identify and understand these changes in their communities and react appropriately. This two-part webinar series will provide an overview of opioid trends and their causes in the Central East region and around the United States. It will also discuss the implications for the prevention field and provide an overview of evidence-based prevention interventions.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This webinar will provide a broad overview of opioid trends in the Central East region and nationwide, including what is known about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will review changes in use and consequences, and ongoing shifts in substance preferences. As part of this, the webinar will discuss the increasing frequency of polysubstance use and its impact on prevention. Lastly, the webinar will review the latest research on the social determinants of health and other risk and protective factors.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Summarize the latest opioid use and consequence data
  2. Explore the known impacts of COVID-19 on opioid trends
  3. Highlight the latest information on polysubstance use
  4. Review research on opioid risk and protective factors

 


PRESENTERS

Josh Esrick, MPPJosh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing training and technical assistance to numerous organizations at the Federal, state, and local levels. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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Emily PattonEmily Patton, MSc, PgDip, holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

*CONTACT HOUR ELIGIBILITY

In order to be eligible for the 1.25 NAADAC contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar in the Zoom platform.

Certificates must be requested within one week of the event and will be processed within 30 days.

If you are having issues accessing the room/application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] at the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.