This presentation will examine how our nation is in the midst of an unprecedented opioid epidemic which follows numerous years of a cocaine epidemic. Opioids, primarily illegal fentanyl, continued to drive the death toll, as they have for years. Overdose deaths involving opioids reached 69,710 in 2020, up from 50,963 in 2019, according to the data. Deaths from methamphetamine and cocaine also rose.
This training will explore the history of opioid use, different types and effects of opioid substances and the origins of the current Heroin epidemic. Participants will explore integrating pharmacological interventions by becoming familiar with the use of Opioid Replacement Therapies (MAT) and understanding the principles of Harm Reduction.
Additionally, we will investigate the history of stimulant use, including identifying the various types of stimulant substances both licit and illicit and how it reached epidemic proportions in the 80’s and 90’s.
Instructor: Alan Shapiro M.A, LPC, LCADC
If you are using a purchase order to pay for this class, there will be an additional $6.00 charged for processing, per class!
All classes are held virtually via Zoom. Attendance log-in information will be shared with those who signed up for the class, in advance.
Classes start promptly at 9am.