In this two-day accelerated course, you will gain an in-depth knowledge of how to support people who are living with an opioid dependency or addiction. Opioid use has a deep and unique place in history, where it has been both romanticized and demonized. Today, we know that meaningful lives are devastated and even lost on a daily basis. Opioid use has become an epidemic, and who better than to answer the call of hope and support than Peer and Family Support Professionals.
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AFTER THIS COURSE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO...
Discuss how the opioid epidemic began and why it has been so difficult to help people who struggle with it
Use high-end cultural competencies to reach out and build rapport with people who need your support around opioid use
Utilize the principles of trauma informed care to support people who feel trapped by their opioid use
Differentiate the ways the brain responds to opioid use compared to other substances, and why that matters in intervention and treatment
Explain the principles of medication assisted treatment (MAT) that is available to people who struggle with opioid use
Utilize the principles of harm-reduction to help a person reduce the inherent danger of an opioid overdose
Identify signs of a potential opioid overdose and how to administer naloxone, the emergency overdose prevention medication
Use a clear message of hope, love, and support as people move along their recovery journey