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Addiction Treatment During a Pandemic Webinar: Considerations, Learnings, Next
The pandemic has presented unique challenges for people with substance use disorders and in recovery. According to the American Medical Association, more than 40 U.S. states have seen increases in opioid-related mortality this year, along with ongoing concerns for those with substance use disorders.
This virtual program is designed for all those working and caring for patients with substance use disorders, including educational psychologists, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors and professionals, psychotherapists and social workers.
After attending this program, you will have a greater clinical understanding about how the pandemic has impacted this population.
- Participants will be able to identify two reasons for the recent rise in opioid-related deaths and understand the role of the pandemic in that increase
- Participants will be able to articulate how a history of trauma may impede recovery and exacerbate the stressors of this past year and the reliance on substances
- Participants will be able to name the five broad levels of care in the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria
- Participants will be able to discuss how marginalized communities have been disparately impacted by the pandemic and the implications on addiction and substance use
- Participants will be able to compare benefits and barriers to delivering telehealth treatment to substance use disorder patients in a post-pandemic world