Emerging Issues in Addiction and Mental Health: Opioid Use Disorder

Course Code: SWEMEISS

Instructor: Nadine Brown, LMSW, CASAC-G-2, ICADC, CARC, CRPA, FDC

Date: January 12th or 16th, 2019

Time:  10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Room:  Silberman/TBD

Cost:  $245.00


This course will focus on the current opioid epidemic in the United States.  History of opioid use in the US from the 1960’s to present will be discussed to increase understanding of today’s opioid epidemic.  Participants will learn and understand the impact of medically prescribed opioids to relieve pain and the relationship to addiction.  Medication- Assisted Treatment will be explored as a pathway to recovery.  Attendees will explore Medication-Assisted Treatment as a viable option for treatment and recovery and the scientific data to support it.  Participants will also learn of Narcan treatment to combat overdose from opioid use.

CE Hours: 7


About the Instructor:

Brown, Nadine | LMSW

Nadine Brown is a NYS OASAS Certified Education and Training Provider of Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling (CASAC). Ms. Brown is knowledgeable in the field of Alcohol, Substance Use, Evidence-based practice, and understanding addiction as a brain disease. Ms. Brown holds a Master’s degree in SocialWork, and is credentialed in areas of Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC), Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA), and Family Development Credential (FDC). Moreover, Ms. Brown is a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. In affiliation with ThriveNYC campaign, Ms. Brown provides trainings at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. As an instructor and CASAC professional, Ms. Brown uses her knowledge and skills regarding substance use, mental health, social work practice, peer services, and family development to combine theory and practice preparing professionals to provide effective assistance to persons with a history of substance use disorder.



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