Program Webinar #3: Stigma, Myth Busters & Engagement Strategies

Overview: This webinar will describe how stigma impacts perceptions and resultant SUD care for patients and providers alike. Presenters will also share key concepts and case studies to illustrate ways to address stigma and tools that can be incorporated into their clinical practice. This session is approved by the DC Board of Social work for […]

Program Webinar #4: Screening, Assessment, & Level of Care Determination

Overview: The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has established specific criteria for patient assessments and level of care determinations pertaining to substance use disorder (SUD) – providing the underpinnings for effective treatment and recovery from addiction. This webinar will provide attendees with practical tools and tips for implementation of Screening Brief Intervention and Treatment […]

Program Webinar #5: Treatment of Patients with Opioid Use Disorder:  Understanding the Brain Changes of the Disorder

Overview: Understanding the brain chemistry associated with opioid use disorder treatment is essential. Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) restores depleted dopamine in the brain so people impacted by OUD can regain functioning. Recognizing this, therapy and support services for OUD are most effective when provided in accordance with a person's healing process and readiness to […]

Program Webinar #6: Addressing Health Equity and Providing Culturally & Linguistically Effective Services

Overview: During the webinar, the presenter will focus on ways to address health equity issues and key considerations for providing linguistically effective services. The presenter will discuss best practices and models to support patients in these challenging times. This session is approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians for up to 1 AMA Level […]

Program Webinar #7: Harm Reduction Basics and Lessons from the Field

Overview: People with substance use disorders are at particular risk for developing one or more primary conditions or chronic diseases. During this webinar, presenters will address strategies for managing chronic conditions and substance use disorders through low barrier care and access. This session is approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians for up to […]

Program Webinar #8: Effective Strategies to Enhance Transitions of Care for Justice-Involved Populations

Overview: This webinar will focus on effective strategies for engaging justice-involved populations and ways to support individuals transitioning to communities. The speakers will share case studies to illustrate the ways that providers have managed transitions of care and supported people. This session is approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians for up to 1 […]