Plus: Guidelines for treatment policy, and upcoming conferences and webinars
By Ellie Jensen
New & Next: Education
NAADAC Provides New Resources
For those looking for answers, here’s a good place to start: NAADAC recently launched a knowledge base on its site. The free service contains all of NAADAC’s educational resources, sorted by topic. With categories including advocacy, recovery support, technology and more, the center covers the whole spectrum of addiction treatment.
New & Next: Policy
A Toolkit for Preventing Overdoses
The American Medical Association (AMA) released a toolkit intended to guide legislators in crafting policies that support people struggling with substance use disorder (SUD). The resource provides strategies on how to expand addiction treatment through state policy, with an emphasis on ending the epidemic of drug overdoses. It is available online for free here.
New & Next: Community
Learning About Research in SUD
The NAATP and MGH Psychiatry Academy are hosting a virtual conference about the latest research on the SUD front. The conference, scheduled for Feb. 20-23, will cover topics such as neuroscience, developmental perspectives and recovery-oriented systems of care. Go here for more information and to register.
Advocating for Addiction Medicine
The 2022 Addiction Medicine Advocacy Conference will be held virtually on March 7-8. The event, open to members of the ASAM, AOAAM, ACAAM and ACMT, will address pressing issues in the field of addiction medicine, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet with members of Congress and push for addiction medicine policies. Registration is open until Feb. 18.
New & Next: Webinars
Managing Clients’ Guilt
The NAATP will host a free webinar, “Help Your Clients Reduce Shame and Manage Guilt,” on Feb. 16. It will focus on the difference between guilt and shame, as well as how to recognize shame in clients and provide interventions to help them manage these feelings. Registration is open.
Human Trafficking and SUD
The NAADAC free webinar “The Connection Between Substance Use and Human Trafficking” will discuss how people with SUD are more vulnerable to human trafficking, as well as how traffickers use substances to coerce and exploit victims. The event will take place on Feb. 23 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Click here for registration.
Protecting Children from Addiction
“Kids, Families & Addiction: Empowering Prevention,” staged by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, will take place on Feb. 23 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. The webinar will examine how addiction can impact families and make children vulnerable to SUD later in life. It will also offer strategies for preventing substance misuse. On-demand viewing of the recording will be available for registered attendees.
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