The Opioid Crisis in NJ: Current Trends and Evidence Based Treatment Options

Workshop Overview

The Opioid Crisis in NJ: Current Trends and Evidence Based Treatment Options

The goal of this interactive workshop will discuss the latest developments and trends regarding natural opiates, semi-synthetic opioids, and synthetic opioids. 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. Participants will be able to identify three different medicated assisted treatments (MAT), and discussion of medicinal marijuana being added as an MAT option. Workshop participants will be introduced to a harm reduction treatment paradigm and will be able to identify at least 3 different harm reduction principles when working with clients. Finally, workshop participants will engage in an interactive case that will develop throughout the workshop and have different objectives (e.g., assessing a proper level of care, and then incorporating a harm reduction treatment orientation with the client in regards to their MAT decision process).
 

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 national and local NJ trends with regards to prescribing practices and new legislation, opioid overdoses and trends with opioid use.

  3. 3. Workshop 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.

  4. 4. Workshop participants will be able to list and describe three different best practice medication assisted therapies when working with clients who have an opioid use disorder.

  5. 5. Workshop participants will be able to identify at least three different harm reduction principles as it relates to treatment work with clients who have an opioid use disorder.

 

Workshop Date:

October 31, 2019
Workshop hours: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Workshop Location:

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

Feedback From Previous Workshop Participants of this Workshop:

“One of the best informational workshops I have ever attended! Fantastic!”

“This lecture provided up to date research on the topic of Opioids that is critical to our field. The instructor was very dynamic, and his use of humor helped keep me engaged throughout the entire training!”

 

Credentialing Information:

This course is approved for 5 NBCC Clock Hours (LPC, LAC, LCADC, CADC, LMFT) of continuing education (NBCC Provider #6532). Social Workers: The Opioid Crisis in New Jersey – Current Trends and Evidence Based Treatment Options, Course #2521, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Advanced Counselor Training, LLC as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 06/17/2019 – 06/17/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 5 clinical practice continuing education credits.

 

Registration Information:

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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.

Course Content Level:

Social Workers: Course content for this conference is intermediate/advanced level.

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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:

8:30am – Sign in/Morning Coffee Station
 
9:00am – The Controlled Substances Act (10 minutes)

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

  2.  
    9:10m – The History of Opioids and the Latest Terminology (20 minutes)

  3. 1.History of classifying/prohibiting opiates.

  4. 2.Defining Terminology: natural opiates, semi-synthetic opioids, and synthetic opioids.

  5.  
    9:30am – Prescription Opioids (30 minutes)

  6. 1.The history of prescription opioids.

  7. 2.Changes in prescribing practices (1990s)

  8. 3.National prescribing trends.

  9. 4.NJ prescription opioid law limiting first time prescriptions.

  10.  
    10:00am – (15 Minute morning break)
     
    10:15am – National Overdose Trends and NJ Specific Trends (30 minutes)

  11. 1.National overdose trends up until 2017 (CDC information).

  12. 2.Introduction to Narcan.

  13. 3.NJ specific opioid overdose and Narcan implementation trends.

  14.  
    10:45am – Opioids and Synthetic Opioids (45 Minutes)

  15. 1.History of Heroin and recent trends.

  16. 2.History of Fentanyl and recent trends.

  17. 3.Carfentanil, W-18, and other extremely potent opioids.

  18. 4.Cough Syrup with Codeine and Promethazine.

  19.  
    11:30am – Medication Assisted Treatments (45 minutes)

  20. 1.Introduction to the American Society of Addictions Medicine (ASAM) National Practice Guidelines for medicated assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders.

  21. 2.Methadone and ASAM medication guidelines.

  22. 3.Buprenorphine and ASAM medication guidelines.

  23. 4.Naltrexone and ASAM medication guidelines.

  24. 5.Medicinal marijuana as an MAT option for NJ residents.

  25.  
    12:15pm – Lunch (on your own)
     
    1:15pm – DSM 5 Definition of Opioid Use Disorder (30 minutes)

  26. 1.DSM-5 Definition of Opioid Use Disorder.

  27. 2.Exercise Diagnosing and Assessing a level of care of a person with an Opioid Use Disorder.

  28.  
    1:45pm – (15 minute afternoon break)
     
    2:00pm – Harm Reduction Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders (60 minutes)

  29. 1.History of Harm Reduction.

  30. 2.Harm Reduction Principles.

  31. 3.Types of Therapies Using Harm Reduction Principles (MI, CBT).

  32. 4.Interactive Exercise with a Client Using Harm Reduction Principles.

  33.  
    3:00 PM – Question/Answer Period, Attendee Sign-out, Certificate of Completion Dissemination
     

5 Hour Workshop – The Opioid Crisis in NJ: Current Trends and Best Practice Treatment Options

$129 Early Registration per workshop day (by 10/17/19)
$150 Late Registration per workshop day (from 10/18/19 – 10/29/19)

Target Audience:

Substance Use Counselors, Clinical Directors, Professional Counselors, Social Workers, DMHAS Licensed Facilities and Case Managers.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Which licensures are these clock hours approved for?

This course is NBCC and ASWB approved thus it is good for LPCs, LACs, LCSWs, LSWs, LCADCs, CADCs, LMFTs and LAMFTs. Social Workers: The Opioid Crisis in New Jersey – Current Trends and Evidence Based Treatment Options, Course #2521, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Advanced Counselor Training, LLC as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 06/17/2019 – 06/17/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 5 clinical practice continuing education credits.

2) 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.