Understanding Opioid Use Disorder Emerging Issues in Addiction and Mental Health:  Opioid Use Disorder

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

Date: March 17th and 24th 2018

Time:  10:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Course Code: SWEMEISS

Room:  Silberman/220

Cost:  $210.00


Description:  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: 6

About the Instructor:

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 Social
Work, 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.


PHONE REGISTRATION: (212) 650-3850


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