Emerging Drugs of Abuse

Workshop Overview

21st Century Drugs of Abuse: Emerging Drugs of Abuse and Current Drug Trends

The goal of this interactive workshop will discuss the latest developments and information regarding synthetic cannabinoids, MDPV, Mephedrone, Kratom, and other emerging drugs that have been showing up with clients recently.  Workshop participants will be introduced to the physiology of these drugs and how they can possibly impact, mimic and exacerbate mental health disorders such as anxiety and depressive disorders.  Epidemiologic trends in drug abuse in both youth and adults will be discussed as will the latest trends both on the national and local levels.

NOTE: This course satisfies the statutory requirement of one contact hour being in education programs or topics concerning prescription opioid drugs, including the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion. This is pursuant to P.L. 2017, c. 341 for both LPCs 2[12.] 11.2 and LCSWs 2[11.] 10.2.
 

Workshop Objectives:

By attending this conference you will be able to do the following:

  1. 1.Workshop participants will be able to differentiate the major elements the Federal Government uses when classifying drugs from schedule 1 through schedule 5.

  2. 2.Workshop participants will be able to identify three different energy drinks w/alcohol & their side effects.

  3. 3.Workshop participants will be able to identify at least two differences (in terms of negative effects) that occur with the ingestion of synthetic cannabinoids.

  4. 4.Workshop participants will be able to identify which class of drugs synthetic cannabinoids & bath salts (synthetic cathinones) are classified under in the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Workshop participants will be able to list at least three negative side effects of each.

  5. 5.Workshop participants will be able to differentiate differences that drugs of abuse such as Adderall, Oxycodone and Suboxone are classified under in the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Workshop participants will be able to list three negative side effects of each drug listed in this lecture.

  6. 6.Workshop participants will be able to list and describe two different best practice therapy approaches regarding counseling clients who are abusing these emerging substances of abuse.

  7. 7.Workshop participants will be able to verbalize current legal issues both locally and nationally as they relate to using these emerging substances of abuse.

  8. 8.Workshop participants will be able to list and identify three street names and at least one route of administration of the research chemicals covered in this lecture.

 

Workshop Date

February 6, 2019
Workshop hours: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Workshop Location:

DoubleTree by Hilton, 700 Hope Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
 

Credentialing Information:

This course is approved for 5 NBCC Clock Hours (LPC, LAC, LCADC, CADC, LMFT) of continuing education (NBCC Provider #6532). This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #87 Course #2170 from 11/16/2018 to 11/16/2020. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Practice 5.
 

Registration Information:

Click Here for the Brochure!

Click Here to Register Online
 
Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy:

Valid requests must be received in writing/email within seven (7) days of course date. Late requests for this 1 day workshop can only bring in a substitute attendee or receive credit for a future workshop date. All refunds are subject to a $15.00 processing fee. If paid by credit card, an additional $4.04 fee will be assessed to cover the cost of PayPal processing charges on credit cards. Refund requests require 2-3 weeks processing time and will be issued as a check as is our policy.

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Grievance Policy:

Valid grievance requests must be received in writing/email within ten days of workshop date, or can be provided in person directly after the workshop. Every attempt will be made to resolve a grievance with a complainant at the time of the grievance. Should this not be resolved, the complainant will be provided further grievance procedures to follow including contacting the Licensed Professional Counselor Committee at the Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6415, and/or contacting NBCC at (336) 547-0607, to report the nature of the unresolved grievance.

Any social worker not pleased with the complaint resolution provided by Advanced Counselor Training, LLC may appeal to the CE accrediting entity or their jurisdictional board. The State Board of Social Worker Examiners at the Division of Consumer Affairs can be reached at (973) 504-6495.

Disability Accommodations:

If you need any accommodations due to a disability, please contact Advanced Counselor Training, LLC upon registration to the workshop. We can be reached at 732-544-2189 or via email at info@clinicalsupervisor.net.

Course Completion Requirements:

All participants will have to show 100% attendance. The workshop starts at 9 a.m. Participants will have to sign in at the beginning of the workshop and sign out at the end of the workshop. All participants must complete the course evaluation and hand it in at the end of the workshop. Certificates of completion will be awarded to participants who meet all of these requirements at the end of the workshop day.
 
PARENTAL ADVISORY NOTICE: This Workshop Series Presenter runs a PG-13 Conference. If curse words tend to give you existential angst and/or you find them offensive… then DO NOT ATTEND!

DISCLAIMER: Management is not responsible for any virtual wounds that may occur by random curse words during this workshop presentation. Caution presenter has sharp edges. This can be a very boisterous presentation. Laughing and learning may cause professional confusion in a small percentage of users; if this has occurred previously, take immediate actions that may include not attending this conference. A good sense of humor is required in order to attend. You know your humor limitations; this presenter DOES NOT!
 

Workshop Components:

8:30 AM – Sign-in/Morning Coffee Station

9:00 AM – History of drug emergence and of being federally controlled (10 min)

  1. 1. Overview of the scheduling of controlled substances.

 
9:10 AM – Synthetic Cannabinoids (50 min)

  1. 1. History of classifying/prohibiting marijuana.

  2. 2. Synthetic vs. naturally occurring cannabinoids.

  3. 3. What are synthetic cannabinoids and the history of their rise in popularity.

  4. 4. Classes of synthetic cannabinoids.

  5. 5. Effects and dangers.

  6. 6. Generational iterations of synthetic cannabinoids.

  7. 7. Legal Status both locally and nationally.

  8. 8. Vaporizor’s with Marijuana/Hash Oils

 
10:00 AM – MDPV/Mephedrone (“Bath Salts”) (50 min)

  1. 1. What are “bath salts” and the history of their rise in popularity.

  2. 2. Synthetic amphetamines with hallucinogenic properties.

  3. 3. Dangers/lethality/Poison Control Center data.

  4. 4. Timeline, effects of use and relation to Ecstasy.

  5. 5. Legal status in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and nationally.

 
10:50 AM – (15 Minute Morning Break)

11:05 AM – Opiates and Synthetic Opiates (1 hour)

  1. 1. History of classifying/prohibiting opiates.

  2. 2. Opiates (Opium, Kratom) and synthetic opioids (Heroin, Oxycodone, Oxycontin).

  3. 3. Medicated assisted treatment for opiate addiction (Methodone, Suboxone, Vivitrol).

  4. 4. Cough Syrup with Codeine and Promethazine

  5. 5. Dangers/effects of use.

  6. 6. Differential Diagnosis issues and group exercise

 
12:05 PM – Lunch (On Your Own)

1:05 PM – National Emerging Trends of Existing Drugs (Cocaine and Alcohol) (1 hour)

  1. 1. History of classifying/prohibiting alcohol and cocaine

  2. 2. Cocaine lacing trends

  3. 3. Alcohol trends (alcopops, and different routes of ingestion)

  4. 4. History of prohibition of different drug classes

 
2:05 PM – (15 Minute Afternoon Break)

2:20 PM – Molly/Hallucinogens, Synthetic Hallucinogens, Ketamine and Detramethorphan (1 hour)

  1. 1. History of classifying/prohibiting hallucinogens

  2. 2. Ecstasy & new trends with MDMA (Molly)

  3. 3. Synthetic psilocybin, 2C-I, 2C-E and the “new school” of synthetic hallucinogens

  4. 4. NBOMe’s

  5. 5. Old School Trends (PCP, Ketamine)

  6. 6. Bromo-DragonFLY

  7. 7. Kratom

  8. 8. Salvia Divinorum & Salvinorin A

 
3:20 PM – Other Emerging Trends – (10 min)

  1. 1. Drug trend possibly on the horizon (Krokodil & Oxi)

 
3:30 PM – Question/Answer Period, Attendee Sign-out, Certificate of Completion Dissemination
 

5 Hour Emerging Drugs of Abuse Workshop

$129 Early Registration per workshop day (by 01/23/19)
$150 Late Registration per workshop day (from 01/24/19 – 02/04/19)
 

Conference Presenter

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Frank Greenagel, MPAP, LCSW, LCADC, ICADC, CASAC, ACSW, CJC, CCS is a clinical social worker who specializes in addiction & recovery treatment. He is licensed in NJ, NY, and PA. Frank is an adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work. He is also an instructor at the Center of Alcohol Studies. He writes a blog at greenagel.com. He conducts trainings and delivers keynote speeches around the country. He completed a Masters in Public Affairs and Politics in 2015. Frank consults for a variety of treatment programs and universities. He serves on the Board of Directors for NASW-NJ and he also sits on the Rutgers School of Social Work Alumni Council. Frank is the   Public Policy Chair of the NJ Society of Addiction Medicine and the Vice-Chair of the Overdose Prevention Agency   Corporation (TOPAC). He has trained thousands of police in NY, NJ and PA on issues surrounding addiction and community policing. Frank drives up to Albany, NY, a few times a month in order to serve as a Consulting Therapist for the NY State Troopers EAP. He is also the supervising therapist at the NJ Recovery High School/Roselle.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Is this course approved for LCSWs, LSWs, LPCs, LACs, LCADCs, CADCs and/or LFMTs?

This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #87 Course #2170 from 11/16/2018 to 11/16/2020. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Practice 5.  This course is an NBCC approved course which is good for LPCs, LACs, LCADCs, CADCs, and LMFTs.

 
2) I see on your website/brochure the following: “This course satisfies the statutory requirement of one contact hour being in education programs or topics concerning prescription opioid drugs”, is that something new as I have never heard of that requirement?

Yes it is a relatively new requirement. It has NOT been posted in either the LCSW or LPC regulations yet, though it has been a requirement from the State of New Jersey since January, 2018. This new requirement is pursuant to P.L. 2017, c. 341 which can be found by clicking here. If you scroll down to the bottom you will see the following:

2[11.] 10.2 (New Section) The State Board of Social Work Examiners shall require that the number of credits of continuing education required of each person licensed or certified by the board as a condition of renewal include at least one credit of educational programs or topics concerning prescription opioid drugs, including the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.

2[12.] 11.2 (New Section) The Professional Counselor Examiners Committee shall require that the number of credits of continuing education required of each person licensed by the board as a condition of renewal include at least one credit of educational programs or topics concerning prescription opioid drugs, including the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.

 
3) Is this new requirement (P.L. 2017, c. 341) just for LPCs and LCSWs?

No! It is also a requirement for Licensed Psychologists (LPs) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs). Those regulations are listed on that same website above the LPC and LCSW sections. Only LCADCs/CADCs do not have this requirement.

 
4) Will this workshop only be held in Tinton Falls?
 

Currently, we are holding this in central NJ to allow as many people as possible to have access to this workshop.