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Pain Management and Addiction/Substance Use Disorders: Navigating Use and Abuse
Presented by Susan Holmes-Walker, PhD, RN
Live WebinarMon, Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00 pm EDT
Course: #2111Level: Intermediate2.02 Hours
This course reviews the different pain categories to build a foundation on which to discuss the pain management challenges of people with a substance use disorder. During this course, learners learn strategies to help navigate the complexities of use and abuse.

The Sociology of Addiction
Presented by Sophie Nathenson, PhD, Katie Kirk, PsyD, LAC
VideoAudio
Course: #1936Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course reviews present-day diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders and the relationship between addiction theory and practice. Contemporary sociological theories are outlined, exploring the history of addiction in societies. A multi-level, holistic theoretical approach is introduced to inform the design of policy and interventions.

The Opioid Crisis: A Sociological Perspective
Presented by Sophie Nathenson, PhD
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Course: #2087Level: Intermediate1 Hour
In this course the social context of the opioid crisis will be discussed, including societal-level contributing factors. A holistic approach to addressing the crisis is presented, with applications to the health professional’s role.

Social Work Practice and Opioid Overdose Outreach Podcast
Presented by Benjamin T. Bencomo, DSW, LISW, LCSW, Allison Stoner, MSW, LMSW
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Course: #1424Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This podcast discusses the opioid epidemic and highlights a "Triple O Program" which is a forward-thinking initiative that partners social workers with firefighters and paramedics to target this epidemic. This podcast explores how social workers can work with their community partners to implement a program such as the Triple O Program. This is part of the Continued Learning Podcast series.

Substance Use & Recovery in the Military and Veterans
Presented by Heather Moshier, MBA, CAADC, LSW
VideoAudio
Course: #1346Level: Intermediate1 Hour
We know that individuals impacted by substance use disorder can recover, yet subpopulations may experience greater difficulties than their counterparts. This webinar provides an overview of the connection of SUD in the Military and Veterans and helps professionals understand tenants and pathways to recovery for this population, and identifies why purpose is needed in recovery.

Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder
Presented by John Smith, PhD, LCSW
Video
Course: #1163Level: Intermediate5 Hours
This 4 course series covers social work practice with individuals and families impacted by Substance Use Disorders (SUD). This modular focuses on the physiological and psychological effects of psychoactive substances on the brain and body and how addiction is a “family” disease. This series explores the relationship between trauma and SUD and provides guidance on evidence based treatment options.

Prescription Opioid Abuse and Misuse
Presented by John Smith, PhD, LCSW
VideoAudio
Course: #1714Level: Intermediate1.02 Hours
Prescription opioid abuse and misuse have become a national epidemic leading to addiction and an unprecedented number of drug overdose deaths. This course examines the risks and signs of opioid abuse and misuse, addiction, and looks at new treatments for Opioid Use Disorders.

Understanding The Dynamics of Families With Substance Use Disorders
Presented by John Smith, PhD, LCSW
VideoAudio
Course: #1094Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Addiction is a “family” disease and everyone in the family is affected in some way when a member suffers from a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). This course reviews the dynamics of addictive and dysfunctional families using a “family systems” approach.

Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders: Best Practices and Evidence-Based Treatments
Presented by John Smith, PhD, LCSW
VideoAudio
Course: #1058Level: Intermediate1.2 Hours
Statistically, over 50% of the people with a mental illness (MI) have a co-occurring substance use disorder (SUD). This workshop will provide training on how to assess and treat this special population.

Psychiatric Medications, MAT, and Recovery
Presented by John Smith, PhD, LCSW
Video
Course: #98Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will cover the purpose and use of psychiatric medications and medication-assisted treatment for persons in recovery from co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.

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