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Medically-Assisted Treatment Training for Recovery House Owners/Operators, Staff Members, and Volunteers

Medically-Assisted Treatment (MAT) has been a controversial topic in the recovery housing profession.  There are legitimate concerns; however, it is a reality that, by law, recovery housing owners, operators, and volunteers, must deal with it.  By the end of this training, some may even come to embrace it as a useful tool for achieving the goal of helping people achieve long-term recovery. This all-day workshop is designed specifically for recovery housing owner/operators, staff members, and volunteers!  Participants will learn about the myths and realities of medically-assisted treatment (MAT) and how MAT can be converted into medically-assisted recovery (MAR) within their recovery houses.  Included in the day will be a workshop to examine policies and procedures that might alleviate any fears staff may have about MAT/MAR while protecting their recovery house(s) from potential legal challenges.  Participants will gain a great deal of knowledge about substance-use disorders’ effects on the human brain, how medicines can help, and how incorporating “best practices” can be adopted and adapted to their particular circumstances.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this eight-hour training session, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Explain the differences between MAT and MAR.
  • Explain some of the underlying brain disorders and experiences that can cause substance-use disorders.
  • Describe in general terms the ways the brain processes drugs and alcohol.
  • Explain why some people benefit significantly from MAT.
  • Recognize the common medicines used for the treatment of substance-use disorders, and explain how the medicines work.
  • Counter the myths associated with MAT.
  • Explain the legal issues related to non-compliance with Fair Housing and ADA laws.
  • Incorporate best practices for dealing with MAT/MAR in a recovery house.
  • Recognize effective policies and procedures for dealing with MAT/MAR in recovery houses.

This training uses Zoom technology and includes two-way interactions, small groups, polling, and other activities. You will need a computer with a webcam. You must attend and take an active role in all eight hours of the course to qualify for the 7.5 CEUs. There will be a 15-minute break in the middle of the session each day.

This is a FREE training sponsored by the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services Department.  Participants will receive a free download course handbook filled with useful information, other handouts (including the PowerPoint presentation PDF) and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the third day of trainbing.

7.5 CEU’S ARE AVAILABLE FOR PARTICIPANTS WHO ATTEND ALL 8 HOURS OF THE WORKSHOP

FREE workshops online during the month of May

NOTICE: Online training will involve taking part in three three-hour days (PARTS I, II, and III). In order to receive the 7.5 CEU’s, you must attend all three sections of the online course. Check dates carefully and make sure you are available for each section. You will not be able to drop into a class at a time for which you have not been scheduled!

CHOOSE ONE OF THE TRAINING TIMES BELOW AND CLICK ON IT TO REGISTER THROUGH EVENTBRITE:

CHOICE #1: Part 1 – May 11; Part II – May 14; Part III – May 18; 9-12 each day

Choice #1 includes closed-captioning service.

CHOICE #2: Part 1 – May 12; Part II – May 15; Part III May 20; 9-12 each day

CHOICE #3: Part 1 – May 19; Part II – May 21; Part III – May 26; 9-12 each day

CHOICE #5: Part 1 – May 28; Part II – June 2; Part III – June 4; 9-12 each day

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The following onsite training has not been cancelled. If it is, participants will be notified. At this time the meeting is at capacity for attendance.

June 11, 2020, ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County in Cleveland, OH, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. (Limit 35 people) Click HERE for more information and to register for this event!

ALL “MAT TO MAR” TRAINING SESSIONS ARE SPONSORED BY

Funding for this training was made possible (in part) by the Ohio State Opiate Response- 1H79T1081684-01 grant from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.