Ohio Counseling Association

Event Details

Opiates and Evidenced Based Practices: For Clients Diagnosed with an Opiate Use Disorder NBCC Credit via John Carroll University

  • 13 Oct 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • JCU Lakewood OH

Opiates and Evidenced Based Practices: For Clients Diagnosed with an Opiate Use Disorder
OCDP: C1 Theories of Addiction/Addiction Knowledge 1.5 hours and C2 Counseling Procedures & Strategies
with Addicted Populations 1.5 hours
Friday 10/13/2017
9 a.m.–noon
3 CE hours or 3 NBCC hours
John Carroll University, Dolan Center for Science and Technology, Room 202-203

Ohio has been devastated by the effects of opioid use disorders.  Many counselors and other professionals are scrambling for a treatment intervention to assist clients with recovering from this addiction. This workshop will review the commonly abused opiates, including prescription medications, heroin and the deadly fentanyl, and carfentanil.

Current research supports the use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) along with counseling and social support to help people who have an opiate use disorder to subsequently cease and/or decrease their opiate use. This workshop will provide an overview of the pros and risk factors in the use of the MAT.  Counselors will gain an understanding of how to support their clients and help them to make informed decisions regarding MAT for their recovering process.   We will also explore a full continuum treatment model that has shown evidence to reduce recidivism and reduce accidental overdose because of opiates.


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