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Substance Use Disorders

Training & Education

Links to NNLM Related to Substance Use Disorder in UMASS Medical School Library Repository

Misperceptions and the Misused Language of Addiction: Words Matter
Discussion of the rationale for terminology that is and is not preferred.
Presenter: Dr. Richard Saitz, Boston University School of Public Health

Strategies and Resources to Maintain Sobriety During Covid-19

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Time of Covid- 1.28.2021

Using Data to Guide and Evaluate Responses to the Opioid Crisis
Discussion of Rhode Island’s drug overdose information and surveillance “dashboard”, PreventOverdoseRI.org
Presenter: Dr. Brandon Marshall, Brown University School of Public Health

Reaching the Hard to Reach: Empowering Community Members to Think Differently and Embrace Teens With SUD and Mental Health Challenges in the Time of Covid

How the Trauma-Informed Approach Can Help Treat Substance Use Disorder
Webinar will explain the connection between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance Use Disorders; describe promising practices for implementing the trauma-informed care approach; and consider how trauma-informed care might work in your organization.

Engaging Parents and Caregivers in Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Recovery
Become familiar with the resources for Substance Use Disorder that NLM and partner organizations offer such as MedlinePlus, Drug Information Portal, and DailyMed.  Learn the latest research on parenting and caregiver interventions for substance use prevention and intervention.
Presenter: Fred Muench, PhD., Drug-Free Kids and Center for Addiction

Substance Use Disorder and Heredity: It's a Family Disease
Candid interview clips from a Recovery High School student, her father, and her grandmother as they share their stories of how substance use disorder has affected their family.

Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death
Learn about the dynamics of addiction and caregiving and how they can shape a person's grief.

Addressing a By Product of the Opioid Addiction Crises: Sexual Commercial Exploitation
Learn about human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.
Presenters: Nicole Bell, Living in Freedom Together, Inc., Marianne M. Sarkis, Clark University

Drug Courts: A Bridge to Recovery
Learn about drug courts as a treatment model and why they are effective first-hand from Judge Timothy Bibaud and two of his drug court graduates.​
Presenters: Timothy M. Bibaud JD, Dudley District Court, Kayla St. George; Shenandoah Reddy

EMPOWER: A Community-based Approach to Improve Care for Women & Newborns Affected by Perinatal SUD
Recognize how prenatal opioid exposure affects the health and wellness of women and their newborns. Identify effective strategies to address barriers to care for women and newborns affected by Perinatal Substance Use Disorder and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Understand the benefits of utilizing a comprehensive, community-based approach to improve outcomes.
Presenter: Linda Jablonski, Baystate Health

Treating Opioid Disorder and Co-Occuring Disorders
Harm Reduction, Medication Assisted Treatment, and Considering Co-morbid Disorders When Deciding Treatment

Individualized Treatment and Non-Pharmacologic Components of Recovery
Individualized Treatment and Understanding the non-pharmacologic components that are part of recovery.

Just Talk About It: Using Mental Health Education to Prevent and Treat SUD
Carl Antisell from the Minding Your Mind organization will share the story of his journey through addiction to recovery.
Presenter: Carl Antisell, Minding Your Mind

Using Recovery Coaches in SUD Treament
Learn about Recovery coaches and about motivational interviewing.​

Family Focused Addiction Support Training (FFAST): Getting Your Life Back
Taking Back Your Life is a family-focused intervention designed to define and increase fluency in the language of recovery.

How To Save a Life- Naloxone 101
Recognize the signs of an opioid overdose. Learn what Naloxone is, how it works, where to get it and, how to administer. Understand the Good Samaritan laws that protect you as it it pertains to administering Naloxone.

A Myth-Shattering Look at Addiction, Prevention, and Treatment Based on Research by Author David Sheff
The author will share his research and personal experience about the importance of recognizing that addiction is a chronic brain disease that affects the whole family.
Presenter: David Sheff

Connecting Resources to a Community in Need
Learn how to recognize the signs of substance use that are often overlooked. Learn about community resources available and what you can do to reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorder.
Presenters: Patricia Joy Cummings, Worcester Police Department, Crisis Intervention Team; Rebecca Zwicker, Worcester Police Department WPAR

Struggles and Strategies Beyond the Walls of Jail

*The link provided is to the NNLM NER page at UMass Medical School repository where you can listen to the recording, and download all of the materials associated with each webinar.

Visit the NNLM class page for a list of current classes or visit our YouTube playlist for recorded NNLM Webinars.

Exhibitions from the National Library of Medicine

Pick Your Poison
Exhibits that explores the history of intoxicating pleasures and medical prescriptions. Exhibits can be hosted by libraries, universities.
Source: National Library of Medicine

Additional Resources

NIH News in Health: Drinking to Excess
Article on recognizing and treating the effects of alcohol use.
Source: National Institute of Health (NIH)

Prevention Technology Transfer Network through SAMHSA
Implementation and delivery of effective substance abuse prevention interventions, and provide training and technical assistance services to the substance abuse prevention field.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)