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

May 1, 2024. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern Time Zone (Live, Interactive Webinar. ASWB and NBCC approved for 5 contact hours)

Workshop Overview:

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 medication assisted treatment (MAT), or more recently known as medications for opioid use disorders (MOUD), and the non-medication assisted treatment approaches when working with clients. Participants will be able to identify three different medication assisted treatments (MAT/MOUD), 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:

May 1, 2024. 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern Time Zone
 

Workshop Format:

Live, Interactive Webinar
 

Next Workshop:

August 28, 2024 (Live, Interactive Webinar)
 

Registration Information:

May 1, 2024 Brochure

Register for May 1, 2024
 

August 28, 2024 Brochure

Register for August 28, 2024
 

Webinar Interaction:

This will be a live, interactive webinar using the Zoom platform. We will have interaction utilizing real-time questions and answers, Zoom polling questions, and breakout room small group exercises.
 

How do I obtain my certificate of completion in a Webinar World?:

Certificates of completion will be awarded at the end of the workshop day to participants who meet our requirements. We will determine conference attendance through Zoom logs (as Zoom tracks when people enter and leave a conference), ensuring participants were attending during the entire conference. NOTE: You must use your own computer, if you and an office mate are attending the conference, do not surf off somebody else’s monitor because Zoom will state you weren’t in attendance. Your fillable PDF workshop evaluation will be emailed to you prior to the conference. Please fill out this evaluation and email it back to us at the same email address that sent you the evaluation. PDF Certificates of completion will be emailed to participants within 48 hours upon the return of the workshop evaluation.
 

Credentialing Information:

This course is approved for 5 NBCC Clock Hours (LPC, LAC, LCADC, CADC, LMFT) of continuing education (NBCC Provider #6532). The Opioid Crisis in NJ: Current Trends and Evidence Based Treatment Options, Course #4945, 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. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 05/03/2023 – 05/03/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 5 clinical continuing education credits.
 

Course Content Level:

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

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.

Privacy Policy:

Advanced Counselor Training keeps all information private. None of your information will go out to any other vendors, marketers, or other 3rd party applications or programs. On-line sign-up is done via a secured, encrypted server and any hard copy information sent to Advanced Counselor Training is stored in a locked, secure location.

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.

 
PARENTAL ADVISORY NOTICE: This Workshop Series Presenter runs a PG-13 Conference. Random cursing has occurred in the past. The presenter does his best to use outdated curse words that you have to Google to understand their meaning, like “tarnation” and “dagnabbit”. So, if you think a “muckspout couldn’t teach a hen to cluck” or if you find current curse words offensive … then DO NOT ATTEND!

DISCLAIMER: Management is cautioning that if offense occurs to you due to random (tier 2, not the really bad) curse words, then it is possible this is NOT the workshop for you. Caution! Presenter has sharp edges. This can be a very boisterous presentation. Laughing and learning has been shown to have certain side effects in less than 1% of the population. Side effects include professional confusion from laughing and learning, and mild to moderate irritability in some users. In rare instances it can lead to severe reactions, such as wanting to contact the authorities. If any of these have occurred previously, take immediate actions that may include, but not limited to, not attending this workshop/conference series! A good sense of humor is required in order to attend. You know your humor limitations; this presenter DOES NOT!
 

Previous Workshop Feedback:

I know what you’re thinking … a webinar? Really? Yes, and I solemnly swear to do my best to not make this a snooze fest! Here is recent feedback from webinars:
 
“Glenn is always very engaging, extremely knowledgeable, and creates such an open, interactive training space. Thank you!” – February, 2024

“I truly appreciated this course. Most engaging and thorough ethics and legal issues course I’ve ever completed in 15 years since I began working.” – November, 2023

“I am thoroughly satisfied with this workshop. I don’t think I’ve laughed out loud so much in a workshop and looked forward to attending on subsequent days after the initial session. Excellent—and I’ve been to decades of trainers! I have attended supervision courses before and was a bit apprehensive that it would be repetative or boring, or both. I am so relieved that I learned new information.” – September, 2023

“This course was so well done! I was very impressed with Glenn’s method of delivery. Who knew a PowerPoint presentation could be enjoyable? Glenn utilized so many different sources of solid information to support his presentation, his sense of humor, and old school radio DJ voice really made the information communicated a great learning experience.” – July, 2023

“I love Glenn’s presentation style – it is always engaging, time flies by and I receive a ton of information!” – January, 2023

“This was the best course I have had during my entire 30 year career. Hard not to pay attention since I was laughing the through most of it. Great sense of humor while presenting this material. Easier to learn when the instructor is presenting in this fashion.” – October, 2022

“Glenn did an incredible job presenting the information in a way that was interesting and engaging. It will certainly be helpful in my everyday practice. I would attend any trainings done by Glenn. Zoom trainings can be daunting, and often I end up multitasking, but i paid attention during the entire full day training.” – October, 2022

This entire workshop was beyond my expectations!! I learned so much valuable information and was engaged throughout the entire presentation. Glenn Duncan should be the only one allowed to teach this course, as he can knowledge beyond his years. I wish Glenn Duncan could be every professional’s supervisor, as he is spot on. I love the information displayed during our breaks.” – July, 2022

“Glenn is simply one of the most knowledgeable and effective teachers I have ever encountered. He is brilliant, his knowledge is pertinent and up to date and he is so funny that your mind never has a second to wander. I learn so much when I take one of his workshops.” – July, 2022

“The most useful part of this course was the combination of comprehensive information, and how it was delivered. Glenn was enthusiastic and informative. He had endless informative examples and was ready to answer any questions that came up.” – April, 2022

Glenn presents the material in a knowledgeable way and provides amazing clarity to guidelines that can be confusing. I always look forward to his trainings and find them highly applicable. He is also approachable to ask questions and I feel individual needs are met in addition to the basic training material.” – February, 2022

“Glenn is literally the best instructor ever as he effectively uses his sense of humor and knowledge so that i actually retain the information. He keeps me very interested in the subject matter.” – November, 2021

“I chose this [Harm Reduction] course because it’s a topic to which I have a very visceral reaction and I wanted to challenge myself. I’m so happy that I did challenge myself. I realized that I thought I knew what encompasses harm reduction, but having more education about what good harm reduction means was a real game changer.” – August, 2021

“Glenn presents the material in a way that is easy to understand. He is very entertaining which helps to keep my attention. I would rank him as one of the best presenters ever.” – June, 2021

“I’ve been licensed since 1998, and this was the most informative and entertaining workshop I’ve attended!!” – March, 2021

“Glenn was engaging and very interactive. This was probably the best web based CE I have attended and I really appreciate how enthusiastic the presenter was to keep us engaged.” – September, 2020

“An amazing distribution of information!” – May, 2020 (and yes that is actual feedback from a webinar participant).
 

Workshop Timed Agenda:

    8:30am – Zoom Meeting Opens for Participants to Enter
     

  • 9:00am – Workshop Begins/The Controlled Substances Act (10 minutes)
  • 1.Overview of the scheduling of controlled substances.

     

  • 9:10am – The History of Opioids and the Latest Terminology (20 minutes)
  • 1. History of classifying/prohibiting opiates.

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

     

  • 9:30am – Prescription Opioids (30 minutes)
  • 1. The history of prescription opioids.

  • 2. Changes in prescribing practices (1990s)

  • 3. National prescribing trends.

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

     

    10:00am – (15 Minute morning break)
     

  • 10:15am – National Overdose Trends and NJ Specific Trends (30 minutes)
  • 1. National overdose trends up until 2017 (CDC information).

  • 2. Introduction to Narcan.

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

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  • 10:45am – Opioids and Synthetic Opioids (45 Minutes)
  • 1. History of Heroin and recent trends.

  • 2. History of Fentanyl and recent trends (Xylazine).

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

  • 4. Cough Syrup with Codeine and Promethazine.

     

  • 11:30am – Medication Assisted Treatments (45 minutes)
  • 1. Introduction to the American Society of Addictions Medicine (ASAM) National Practice Guidelines for medicated assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders.

  • 2. Methadone and ASAM medication guidelines.

  • 3. Buprenorphine and ASAM medication guidelines.

  • 4. Naltrexone and ASAM medication guidelines.

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

     

  • 12:15pm – Lunch (on your own)
     

  • 1:15pm – DSM 5 Definition of Opioid Use Disorder (30 minutes)
  • 1. DSM-5 Definition of Opioid Use Disorder.

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

     

  • 1:45pm – (15 minute afternoon break)
     

  • 2:00pm – Harm Reduction Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders (60 minutes)
  • 1. History of Harm Reduction.

  • 2. Harm Reduction Principles.

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

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

     

  • 3 PM – Question and answer period, instructions on how to obtain PDF of certificate of completion.
     

    $129 Early Registration for May 1, 2024 (by 04/17/24)
    $150 Late Registration for May 1, 2024 (from 04/18/24 – 04/29/24)

     

    $129 Early Registration for August 28, 2024 (by 08/14/24)
    $150 Late Registration for August 28, 2024 (from 08/15/24 – 08/26/24)

     
    Target Audience:

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

    Frequently Asked Questions

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

    This course is an NBCC approved course which is good for LPCs, LACs, LCADCs, CADCs, LAFMTs and LMFTs. The Opioid Crisis in NJ: Current Trends and Evidence Based Treatment Options, Course #4945, 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. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 05/03/2023 – 05/03/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 5 clinical continuing education credits.

    2) Will this workshop only be held as a live, interactive webinar?

    The pandemic has shown us that live, interactive webinars provide us with the ease of being able to do continuing education remotely. We plan to go back to offering these workshops in both interactive webinar and live workshops formats. However, we will only do go back to live workshops when it is safe to do so, and when we feel enough people would support coming out to a live in-person workshop.

    3) If the workshop is presented in both a live, interactive webinar and as an in-person training, will this workshop be offered in a hybrid fashion (e.g., open to either those attending in person or via webinar simultaneously)?

    No! We currently do not have approval for the hybrid format, nor are we seeking approval for the hybrid format. Therefore, the entire workshop must be taken either as a live, interactive webinar or as an in-person live workshop, and will only be offered as such.