Continuing Education Credits Available – 2016 Opiate Conference
The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities is pleased to announce that Ohio’s 2016 Opiate Conference: Advancing Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery has been approved for continuing education credits. Below are the approved hours for the following disciplines:
Slots are filling fast and registration will cut off as soon as we hit capacity, so make sure you register and seal your slot! To register for the conference, click here.
- Attorneys – 12 CLEs (5.75 for 5/2, 6.25 for 5/3)
- Chemical Dependency Counselors – 11.25 RCHs (5 for 5/2, 6.25 for 5/3)
- Nurses (RN/LPN) – 11.25 Contact Hrs. (5 for 5/2, 6.25 for 5/3)
- Psychologists – 11.25 MCEs (5 for 5/2, 6.25 for 5/3)
- Pharmacists - .1125 CEUs (.5 for 5/2, .625 for 5/3)
- Counselors – 11.25 CPEs (5 for 5/2, 6.25 for 5/3)
- Social Workers – 11.25 CPEs (5 for 5/2, 6.25 for 5/3)
- Probation Officers – 5 COB Hours (1 for 5/2, 4 for 5/3)
April is National Autism Awareness Month
April is National Autism Awareness Month! National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance, and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year. To see resources regarding National Autism Awareness Month, click here.
Opioid Abuse in Chronic Pain Review — Misconceptions and Mitigation Strategies
A review article published by NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow and Dr. A. Thomas McLellan, co-founder and Chair of the Board of the Treatment Research Institute has been released. The review focuses on the therapeutic and abuse-producing effects of opioids, why they can be diverted and abused, and the importance of understanding the differences between tolerance, dependence, and addiction. The review shares common strategies that can help lessen the risks of opioid abuse, including effective dosing and regular monitoring and assessment. To see the review, click here.
Registration is now live for Ohio’s 2016 Recovery Conference!
Registration for Ohio’s 2016 Recovery Conference is now available! This year, the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, will host Ohio’s inaugural recovery conference. This conference will offer education to individuals in recovery and family members from throughout Ohio! This will be a two-day event to be held June 1-2, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Columbus, Ohio. This conference will offer training on topics such as advocacy, empowerment, job skills development and employment readiness; peer supports and services; community involvement; cultural competency; self-care; wellness; and more. There is no charge for this conference, but you must register to attend. Also, on the evening of June 1st, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a Celebration of Recovery, which will include dinner, dancing, and other games and activities. Join us as we spend two days providing education, promoting empowerment, encouraging advocacy, and celebrating recovery! We expect this conference to fill up fast so make sure you sign up soon! To see more information and register for this event, click here.
Recovery Is Beautiful Highlight
A new video is on the Recovery Is Beautiful website! In this video, Meghan, an individual in recovery from an addiction shares what helped her achieve her recovery! Meghan explains that once she found the 12 step program and the recovery community, and coupled that with her medication-assisted treatment, she really began to see positive changes! To see Meghan’s video, click here