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Youth Mental Health First Aid: Two-Day Intensive Workshop

The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in crisis. Thank you for making time for this two day training. We are excited to work with you all. This opportunity is available for TWO people from your organization who work with young

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Tobacco Intervention: Intensive Skills

  This two-day skills-focused training will build on knowledge gained in the Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training. Participants will: Explore the value of a comprehensive tobacco use assessment Learn to develop effective treatment plans Discuss considerations for medication management Review relapse prevention strategies Clinicians will also spend time building on common counseling skills used in

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Using a Trauma-Informed Approach to Reduce Problematic Marijuana Use

Marijuana is now legal for medicinal and recreational use among adults in many states. People who work with young adults and adults who experience mental health problems and use marijuana regularly, are finding themselves having difficult conversations about the harms of regular marijuana use especially as it relates to mental health. This workshop explores the

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Addressing Nicotine and Tobacco Use Through Prevention, Policy and Treatment Initiatives

Join other professionals and the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence Training and Education team for a half-day training. Learn more about the burden of tobacco and nicotine on communities across the state, tobacco-related disparities, and opportunities for interventions. The ways that policy development and tobacco treatment support each other will be discussed, including strategies to

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Revealing a Path Forward: Maine’s Annual Conference on Problem Gambling Awareness

According to the 2016 Survey of Problem Gambling Services in the United States (Marotta, J., et al, 2017) an estimated 23,639 adult Maine residents are believed to struggle with a gambling problem. Yet, gambling disorder is an invisible condition, causing deep distress for individuals and devastating consequences for families. Though gambling disorder is classified in

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Reducing Stigma and Using Harm Reduction When Working with People Who Use Opioids

The words we choose have an impact. How we talk about drug use and people who use drugs is informed by our preconceived notions and internalized biases. When we use words like “clean,” we necessarily imply that the opposite is “dirty.” Opioid Use Disorder continues to be a highly stigmatized medical condition, despite many advancements

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Current Trends in Street Drugs, Vaping and Prescription Medications of Abuse

This training will review the new diagnostic criteria in the DSM-V related to the substance use disorders as well as each of the major categories of the substances of abuse. The substances reviewed will include the narcotics, the stimulants, the sedative-hypnotics including alcohol, the hallucinogens, as well the latest designer drugs. In addition, the current

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Ethics, Law and Substance Use Disorders

For today’s provider, ethical decisions are often complex, involving a range of multifaceted issues that cannot be easily resolved. This is particularly true in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.This workshop is designed to help the SUD provider explore common ethical decision-making. The day will be spent in a lively dialogue on critical issues including confidentiality,

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training: Two-Day Intensive Workshops

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders

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Reducing Stigma and Using Harm Reduction When Working with People Who Use Opioids

The words we choose have an impact. How we talk about drug use and people who use drugs is informed by our preconceived notions and internalized biases. When we use words like “clean,” we necessarily imply that the opposite is “dirty.” Opioid Use Disorder continues to be a highly stigmatized medical condition, despite many advancements

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