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Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training

The Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training, SAPST, developed by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), provides an introduction to the fundamentals of substance abuse prevention.  A broad base of science and research guide us in how to prevent negative behaviors such as alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.  This training is

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Opioids: At the Intersection of Pain, Addiction and Community

The opioid class of drugs has been front and center in two public health crises facing our society and the medical professions. On the one side there are millions of Americans who are debilitated by chronic pain and the suboptimal options for managing it. On the other side, we have persistent challenges associated with various

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Gambling Treatment Foundations

This workshop is designed to provide a solid foundation for initiating and sustaining clients in treatment for problem gambling.  We will focus on developing an understanding of the skill with key components in the treatment of problem and disordered gambling. An overview of evidence based treatment modalities for problem gambling will be presented and participants

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Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training

Join other healthcare professionals at this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. It has been well established that brief interventions can significantly increase quit attempts and lead to long term tobacco abstinence. Led by licensed healthcare professionals, this training will increase participants’ confidence

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Parent Involvement in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescent Substance Use

This three-hour workshop will introduce essential principles and skills associated with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adolescent substance use.  Participants will learn how to conceptualize cases within a CBT framework, plan treatment, and apply basic CBT strategies to intervene with adolescents who misuse substances. Case examples and role plays will be used to demonstrate use

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Principles of Motivational Interviewing: An Introductory Workshop

This introductory course is designed to help clinicians learn basic MI principles, and then translate that knowledge into practice to help individuals quit smoking. Multiple learning approaches will be used throughout the course, including didactics, video demonstrations, role plays, and small group discussions.  Registration fee includes breakfast and lunch.  

Opioid Overdose Prevention

An interactive workshop that will introduce participants to the neurobiology of opioid addiction, focusing on the brain changes resulting from long-term opioid use and the implications for addiction treatment. This workshop will examine the risk factors for opioid overdose as well as the strategies for addressing these risks. Time will be spent discussing client education

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Maine Annual Gambling Awareness Conference

Participants who attend this conference will: ·       Gain an understanding of gambling addiction and the role of relapse prevention ·       Learn about ways behavioral health education can effectively treat those with gambling addiction ·       Learn about how prevention, treatment and recovery supports intersect and support each others efforts. Scholarship information available.