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The Addiction Epidemic: Why It's Happening, Who's Affected, and What We Can Do
This workshop will focus on the diverse needs experienced by addiction survivors. The presenter will cover a range of various holistic and progressive treatment options that are geared towards healing and recovery for these specialized needs. Presentation will discuss stigma, diagnosis, trends of self-medicating, addiction statistics, resource availability, system barriers, and proactive loopholes to implementing best care practices. Speaker will discuss relevant statistics, information on current case studies, and clinical theories surrounding drug and alcohol use.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
licensed social workers (beginner and intermediate levels of practice)

# OF CE CONTACT HOURS: 3

COURSE OUTLINE:

I- Why Do People Use?- Activity
a. Trends and Challenges
b. The Void
c. PTS
d. Window of Tolerance
e. PAWS
f. Searching for Peace- Activity
g. The complexity of Seeking Treatment
h. Stigma

II- Social Context of Addiction
a. Media
b. Statistics- Quiz
c. Other Dependencies
d. Opiate Use on Long Island
e. Screening Tool
f. Who’s Affected
g. Age Groups
h. Cultural Components

III- What is Recovery?
a. Education and Advocacy
b. Complexity of Recovery
c. Stress Reduction
d. Holistic Services
e. Specialty Groups

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:
-DEFINE 3 clinical trends related to addiction and recovery.
-IDENTIFY 3 personal challenges individuals face while in recovery.
-EXPLAIN relevant statistics related to mental health and addiction, as well as a detailed list of screening questions to aid in prevention (screening tool will be provided).
-DESCRIBE progressive treatment options that are effective in treating trauma, addiction, and mental health issues.

COURSE FORMAT: live webinar

COURSE FEE: $45 FOR 3 CE CONTACT HOURS

Sep 25, 2019 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Aynisa Leonardo, LCAT, ATR-BC
Director of Training, Education, and. First Responder Services @Long Island Center for Recovery
Aynisa has provided hundreds of training workshops locally and nationally, since 2011. She trains on a variety of topics, including Addiction, Trauma, Ethics, Empathy, Suicide Awareness, Military Cultural Competency, Expressive Therapies, and many more. Over the past two years, Aynisa has provided trainings ranging from 1-6 hours, in the Tri-State area, Florida, Iowa, Rhode Island, and Texas. She has worked in the field of Addiction Services for the past 7 years, for outpatient program, Bridge Back to Life, as well as inpatient detox/rehab, Long Island Center for Recovery (LICR), where she works currently. Through LICR and the Department of Health (DOH), she provides Narcan trainings for schools, hospitals, and community agencies.