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The Ongoing Opioid Epidemic Part 2: Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead

1:00pm - June 14, 2022 thru 2:30pm - June 14, 2022 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Central East PTTC
Registration Deadline: June 14, 2022
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED FROM ADOBE CONNECT TO ZOOM. IF YOU REGISTERED PRIOR TO JUNE 8, YOUR REGISTRATION WAS AUTOMATICALLY MOVED TO THE ZOOM PLATFORM AND YOU SHOULD RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS. 

 

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Date: June 14, 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 discuss evidence-based prevention interventions for opioids and review the lessons learned thus far from the epidemic. It will summarize use and overdose prevention best practices, including the role of harm reduction beyond naloxone distribution. The webinar will also discuss strategies for polysubstance use prevention and the need for further studies. Lastly, the webinar will overview the importance of collaboration and the ways key stakeholders can support opioid prevention efforts.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Review evidence-based and promising practices for preventing opioid use and overdoses
  2. Discuss opportunities for improving polysubstance use prevention
  3. Overview strategies for expanding opioid prevention collaborative activities
  4. Explore other lessons learned from the opioid epidemic

 


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 Zoom.

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.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

If you are in need of any special accommodations, please notify the Central East PTTC Webinar Team three weeks in advance of the event, or as soon as possible, by emailing [email protected]