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CE Event: The Opioid Crisis in NJ

The Opioid Crisis in NJ: Current Trends & Evidence-Based Treatment Options featuring Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS

In this webinar, the latest developments and trends regarding natural opiates, semi-synthetic opioids, and synthetic opioids will be discussed. Participants will also be introduced to another drug that is similar to, yet distinct from, opioids - Kratom. Participants will be able to identify national and local NJ trends with regards to prescribing practices and new legislation, opioid overdoses and trends with opioid use. Participants will be able to distinguish the difference between which drugs are considered naturally occurring opiates, which are considered semi-synthetic opioids and which are considered synthetic opioids. Participants will be introduced into the assessment of and treatment of Opioid Use Disorders via the DSM 5 criteria, the latest nationally recognized medicated assisted treatment and the non-medication assisted treatment approaches when working with clients. Finally, participants will discuss potential issues that may exist relating to a person being on any medicated assisted treatment while in the workplace.

*Please register at least one hour before the webinar starts, so you have time to receive your login information via email. Online programs are not approved for CE hours for LPCs.  

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