September 26, 2013
Gateway Foundation’s Lunchtime Learning Series Addresses the Opioid Epedemic
Drug abuse is a pervasive social issue that affects millions of Americans. All too often the outcome of abusing drugs and alcohol is tragic.
To help medical professionals better understand heroin and opiate abuse and treatment options available for those struggling with opiate and alcohol addiction, Gateway Foundation is hosting two different, educational webinars this October. Hear directly from Gateway Foundation’s drug abuse treatment experts and advance your understanding of these important topics.
OCTOBER LUNCHTIME LEARNING SERIES WEBINARS
Advanced Treatment for Opioid & Alcohol Dependence:
Training provides: 1 CE
October 10 or October 24, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The goal of this webinar is to increase your understanding of the advanced treatment options available for those struggling with opiate and alcohol abuse. As part of a comprehensive program, medication assisted treatment includes use of medicine, counseling and therapy to help individuals modify their behavior to make better lifestyle changes. Research shows that medication assisted treatment helps people remain drug and alcohol free.
You will learn: how medication can effectively address withdrawal symptoms, the benefits of Suboxone®, Vivitrol®, and other medications, and the importance of integrated treatment for successful outcomes.
Heroin & Opioid RX: Expert Insight to an Epidemic:
Training provides: 1 CE
October 22or October 30, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
As the consumption of one of the most highly addictive drugs continues to rise, Gateway Foundation takes a closer look at the devastating consequences of heroin abuse.
- In the past 5 years heroin use has increased 75% (Source: SAMHSA)
- The Illinois State Crime Commission says heroin use is an epidemic.
The goal of the webinar is to provide valuable information regarding the drugs reported on the news and seen in the ER. You will learn: trends, signs and symptoms of heroin and opiate use, the effects of heroin and opioid use on the mind and body, and the use of naloxone “the overdose drug.”
Don’t miss out. Sign up for GatewayFoundation’s FREE Lunchtime Learning Series of four webinars and earn up to 2 CEs (NAADAC, Illinois – LCSW, LSW, LCPC, LPC, Nursing).
Space is Limited. Registration only available online at RecoverGateway.org/Training