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September 25, 2014

CLINICAL CHANGE

New Strategies for Heroin, Opioid Abuse among People with Addictions, Mental Illness

Heroin, krokodil, and prescription pain killers are opioids that are commonly abused by people with addictions and mental illness. The epidemic of abuse in Ohio presents numerous challenges for health and behavioral healthcare professionals. Attend our Center's trainings and enhance your clinical knowledge and skills. Improve recovery outcomes. Learn how to

  • Accurately assess for mental illness and opioid use disorders
  • Create an integrated treatment plan that uses a stages-of-change approach to recovery
  • Integrate medication-assisted treatment (MAT) into practice
    • Antagonists (naltrexone)
    • Agonists (methadone)
    • Partial agonists (buprenorphine)
  • Understand new laws, regulations, and guidelines for the prescription of opioid medications
  • Manage treatment for chronic pain
  • Much more

CURRENT EVENTS

October 30, 2014
  • Pills to Dope, A Slippery Slope: What You Need to Know about Our Heroin Epidemic
  • Time: 8 am to 12 pm
  • Location: Akron, Ohio
  • CEUs: Yes
  • Presenter: Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD
  • Learn more (click here)
November 8, 2014
  • The Role of the Prescriber in Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Time: 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Location: Independence (Cleveland), Ohio
  • CEUs: Yes
  • Presenter: Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD
  • Learn more (click here)
More Events
  • Additional dates and locations for training events are being planned.
  • Join our mailing list to receive email announcements (click here).

(An archive of events from this initiative is included below.)


SUPPORTING MATERIALS | RESOURCES & TOOLS

Hand-Outs from Training Events

Click each to access in a separate window.

1.) Ohio Emergency and Acute Care Facility: Opioids Prescribing Guidelines
2.) Ohio Emergency and Acute Care Facility: Pain Management
3.) Ohio State Medical Board: Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic, Non-Terminal Pain
4.) Rx Prescribing Guidelines
5.) SAMHSA's Opioid Overdose Toolkit
6.) How to Dispose of Unused Medicines (FDA)
7.) Ohio Legislation Related to Opioid Epidemic 


Ohio Naloxone Policy

Ohio House Bill (H.B.) 170 makes significant changes to naloxone distribution in Ohio. The PDF documents below summarize these changes.

1.) H.B. 170 Bill Summary by Brian D. Malachowsky
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2.) H.B 170 Naloxone Distribution
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Project DAWN | Resource Page

Visit the Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone) resource page on the website of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

| learn more |


Recommended Reading

Yngvild Olsen, MD, MPH, & Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD (2014). Confronting the Stigma of Opioid Use Disorder—and Its Treatment. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). April 9, 2014, v311, n14, p1393-1394.

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ARCHIVE OF EVENTS

February 14, 2014

  • Implementation of Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) in Ohio's Regional Psychiatric Hospitals
  • Time: 10am to 12pm
  • Location: Video conference
  • Cost: $Free for Ohio providers
  • CEUs: Yes
  • Presenters: Dr. Muhammad Momen, Dr. Joan Papp, and Alan Pires
  • Learn more (click here)
March 26, 2014
  • Heroin, Krokodil, and Other Opioids: Assessment and Treatment Considerations
  • Time: 10am to 12pm
  • Location: Video conference that will broadcast to the state's Regional Psychiatric Hospitals and other sites. Attend at a site near you.
  • Cost: $Free for Ohio providers
  • CEUs: Yes
  • Presenter: Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD
  • Learn more (click here)
April 30, 2014
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorders
  • Time: 10am to 12pm
  • Location: Video conference that will broadcast to the state's Regional Psychiatric Hospitals and other sites. Attend at a site near you.
  • Cost: $Free for Ohio providers
  • CEUs: Yes
  • Presenter: Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD
  • Learn more (click here)
May 28, 2014
  • Safe and Sound Prescribing During the Opioid Epidemic: Update on Legal and Regulatory Issues
  • Time: 10am to 12pm
  • Location: Video conference that will broadcast to the state's Regional Psychiatric Hospitals and other sites. Attend at a site near you.
  • Cost: $Free for Ohio providers
  • CEUs: Yes
  • Presenter: Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD
  • Learn more (click here)
May 31, 2014
  • The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic
  • Time: 8:30 to 9:15am
  • Location:Akron General Wellness Center-West 
  • Cost: $25
  • CEUs: Yes
  • Presenter: Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD
  • Learn more (click here)
June 25, 2014
  • Managing Chronic Pain in Patients with Opioid Use Disorders
  • Time: 10am to 12pm
  • Location: Video conference that will broadcast to the state's Regional Psychiatric Hospitals and other sites. Attend at a site near you.
  • Cost: $Free for Ohio providers
  • CEUs: Yes
  • Presenter: Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD
  • Learn more (click here)

Editor's Note: This story was first published in January 2014. It has been updated to include new information about our Center's initiative to address the heroin and prescription-drug abuse epidemics in Ohio. 


Paul M. Kubek, director of communications, contributed to this story.

 

 

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