Professional Development Webinar Series

Evolving Treatment Practices to Address the Opioid Crisis Webinar

Wednesday January 18
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
FREE

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., with 47,055 lethal drug overdoses in 2014. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 18,893 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers, and 10,574 overdose deaths related to heroin in 2014. The numbers are likely to underestimate the true burden given the large proportion of overdose deaths where the type of drug is not listed on the death certificate.

Historically, treatment outcomes for opioid use disorder have been poor; therefore, treatment needed to evolve to address the issue. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation formed a cross-disciplinary team of medical, clinical, research, administrative, and communications professionals to research, study, and implement solutions to the problem. The result of this effort was the development of the innovative Comprehensive Opioid Response with the Twelve Steps (COR-12™) program. Through this webinar, learn how medication-assisted treatment, along with other evidence-based treatment modalities, has improved treatment outcomes and saved lives. Learn how we’re improving the lives of those you work with and how you can implement changes where you work.

A certificate of completion will be awarded for attending this event.*  To register for this even click here!

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