De-escalating the Opioid Crisis - An overview of promising prevention strategies

The HHS Region 2 Northeast and Caribbean Prevention Technology Transfer Center (NeC-PTTC) presents

De-escalating the Opioid Crisis:

An Overview of Promising Prevention Strategies

In-person trainings

Tuesday, February 26th or Wednesday, February 27th  (choose one) 9:00AM - 12:00PM

NDRI Training Institute, 71 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor, NYC 10010

Course Description: In 2017, there were an estimated 70,200 overdose deaths in the United States, more than two-thirds (68%) of which involved an opioid, which translates to an average of 130 Americans dying daily from an opioid overdose. Numerous strategies have been identified to prevent opioid overdose deaths in the areas of primary (e.g., prescribing practices, use of PDMPs, reduce marketing, alternatives to pain management, etc.), tertiary (e.g., Naloxone, Good Samaritan Laws, fentanyl alerts, etc.), and secondary prevention (e.g., screening and early identification, SBIRT services, Medication Assisted Treatment, and safe storage/safe disposal).


Although the prevention of opioid overdose death requires multi-sector collaboration with action taken along the drug pathway from manufacturing, marketing, prescribing, dispensing, using, disposing, treatment, and recovery, it is incumbent among providers to identify how they can contribute to prevention efforts within the context of their discipline and service setting.


During our inaugural year, the Northeast & Caribbean Prevention Technology Transfer Center (NeC-PTTC) will be offering a series of workshops that expand upon effective strategies for preventing the further escalation of the opioid crisis. This 3-hour introductory workshop will provide an overview of the prevention landscape as it relates to: (a) Tertiary Prevention— emergency response strategies to reduce the “acute” risk of opioid overdose deaths; and (b) Secondary Prevention–interventions and treatments for individuals who exhibit signs of opioid misuse and/or opioid use disorders.


Click here to register for Tuesday, February 26th: CLICK HERE FOR TUESDAY'S SESSION

Click here to register for Wednesday, February 27th: CLICK HERE FOR WEDNESDAY'S SESSION

Have questions or having trouble registering? Please contact Tri Chaple at [email protected]

This training meets the requirements for three renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and three initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS). The NJ Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services offers reciprocity for CADC, LCADC, and LPC.

Starts: Feb. 27, 2019 9:00 am
Ends: Feb. 27, 2019 12:00 pm
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