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March 2023

Current Scientific Evidence About Mutual Help Groups

3/29/2023
3:00-4:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)
This presentation summarizes the current evidence about the effectiveness of mutual help groups and the mechanisms of action in these groups, including AA, SMART, LifeRing, and WFS. AA is comparably effective to well-implemented CBT. The evidence so far suggests that the other groups are comparably effective to AA. Further studies are in progress. Similar to evidence about common factors in psychotherapy, mutual help groups appear to have common factors. Any freely chosen mutual help group appears likely to be helpful. This presentation also overviews the range of mutual help groups currently available, their surface differences, and interventions for clients who report having no interest in attending any group.
Contact Email: https://www.naadac.org/scientific-evidence-mutual-
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/scientific-evidence-mutual-help-groups
To register: https://www.naadac.org/scientific-evidence-mutual-help-groups


Ireland Chapter of IntNSA Educational Workshop

3/30/2023
07:00 - 10:00 CDT
This is a free online educational workshop aimed at people who use drugs and/or alcohol problematically, nurses, researchers and all other heathcare workers who have an interest in the addictions field.

There will be three presentations of roughly 40-45 minutes with some time for Q & A afterwards. Registrants will be sent the link to access the speakers in advance of the event. Please ensure your computers or smartphones will allow you to access microsoft teams.
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ireland-chapter-of-i
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ireland-chapter-of-intnsa-educational-workshop-tickets-568397982667?aff=eand


ISSUP Nigeria Knowledge Update Series

3/30/2023
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT
ISSUP Nigeria would like to invite you to their next Bi-Monthly Webinar in the Knowledge Update Series. The topic of this webinar is Mental health and substance abuse.

Learning outcomes:
• Learn about the concept of mental health
• Have better understanding of the importance of mental health and biopsychosocial model of mental health
• Gain better understanding of mental health treatments and service support
• Learn about dual diagnosis, common dual diagnosis and the connection between mental disorders and substance abuse
• Learn about risk factors to substance abuse and mental disorders
• Preventive measures and way forward

Presenter:
Dr Sa’adatu Adamu
Founder, Secure-D-Future International Initiative (SDF), Nigeria

Moderators:

Dr. Martin O. Agwogie
National President, ISSUP Nigeria Chapter

Dr. Bawo O. James
Publicity Secretary/Mobilization ISSUP Nigeria Chapter
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7722175156365353303


The Intersection between Substance Use and Public Health

3/30/2023
8AM Eastern Time
Virtual training exploring the impact of substance use on broad public health issues, and the associated effects on both the person who consumes substances, as well as the communities and society in which they live. Additionally, the webinar will allow for assessing the costs of ignoring these concerns, as well as discussing options for addressing them.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify the major public health issues associated with substance use.
2. Participants will be able to discuss the related costs and harms to both the individual and society.
3. Participants will be able to explain the pros and cons of different strategies to address these harms.

Speaker:
Carol Lemus, MPH
Assistant Vice President of Health Programs, Lantern Community Services

Location: Online Event
Contact Email: info@icuddr.org
To register: https://icuddr.webex.com/weblink/register/r64eecc7ce76abbd1c0d6c6314c430c52


Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders & SUD, Part 6: Mood, Anxiety Disorder

3/31/2023
12:00-1:30pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)
Often, mood and anxiety disorders are comorbid in individuals who have substance use disorders (SUDs). However, individuals may experience both anxiety and manic/depressive symptoms when using certain substances, and may experience similar symptoms during withdrawal. The DSM-5 breaks anxiety into three different types and is described as one of the most prevalent mental health issues in those with SUDs. Mood disorders may also lead to self-medicating with illicit substances. This webinar will discuss the etiology of anxiety and mood disorders and how each may contribute to the development of co-occurring disorders. The webinar will also discuss the neurotransmitters affected by these disorders, as well as effective treatment approaches for these co-occurring disorders.
Location: Online
Contact Email: naadac@naadac.org
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/co-occurring-series-2023-mood-anxiety-and-sud
To register: https://www.pathlms.com/naadac/courses/49563/sections/56533


April 2023

Panda - The perfect digital companion on the road to recovery

4/3/2023
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM CDT
ISSUP South Africa would like to invite you to their Webinar on Panda - The perfect digital companion on the road to recovery.

This webinar will discuss how technology can enable access to mental health care and support, specifically through the Panda app. During the months of the pandemic, many support forums moved to online or hybrid meeting platforms. Panda is an app that specialises in mental health support. Keeping in mind the nature of addictions, dual diagnoses, the importance of support and holistic approaches to sobriety or harm reduction, this Panda is perfectly placed to augment current care models.

Learning Outcome:
How technology can enable ongoing care and easy access to individual, group and community care and support.

Presenter: Allan Sweidan

Allan Sweidan is a Registered Clinical Psychologist, psychotherapist and entrepreneur. Allan worked in the public sector in South Africa before moving into private practice with a special interest in dual diagnosis treatment in the early 2000’s. In 2007, Allan founded the Akeso group pf hospitals which, by 2018, was treating up to 22 000 per year, about 15% of whom also suffered from at least one addiction. Allan co-founded Panda in 2021 with Alon Lits, the outgoing Director for Uber in Sub Saharan Africa. Panda offers unique features within the crowded mental health app industry, offering benefits to general users of the app, mental health users, medical schemes, corporates, EAP”s and other employers.
Location: Online
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8369260838922029147


A New Era for Substance Use Treatment: Effective Recovery via Telehealth

4/4/2023
1-2pm EDT
Webinar Description:

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA), Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (HRSA IEA) in Region 1 invites you to a webinar that will highlight leading telebehavioral health research and effective virtual service delivery to address as related to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and enhance access to primary health care. Attendees will learn about unique circumstances and methods for utilizing telehealth for SUD treatment and discover telehealth implementation opportunities with regards to patient engagement and positive working relationships.

Learning Objectives:

Gain awareness of HRSA telebehavioral health programs and resources
Highlight telebehavioral health research and its efficacy
Understand the unique considerations and strategies for utilizing telehealth during group visits/care
Explore opportunities to expand telehealth integration into patient interactions
Location: Online
Contact Email: MSalaga@hrsa.gov
To register: https://lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDAsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsInVybCI6Imh0dHBzOi8vdXMwMndlYi56b29tLnVzL3dlYmluYXIvcmVnaXN0ZXIvOTYxNjc5NjU5NTY5My9XTl8yYlp4ZEhyMVFQT1d2U


Advancing Health Equity Among the Hispanic/Latino Populations Spanish Learning Series.

4/4/2023
10:00am - 11:15am PST
This is the second session in the series "Overcoming Adversity and Fostering the Mental Health of Latino/Hispanic Youth and their Families through Integrated Care"

Session Objectives:

1. Define integrated care and understand the impact of adversity on Latino/Hispanic patient health.

2. Address the importance of cultural competence and trauma-informed care with the Latino/Hispanic population, especially when providing healthcare and mental health support.
Gain resources and strategies related to mental health support for Latino/Hispanic youth and their families.

HRSA IEA will broadcast the session in Spanish with live language interpretation to English.
Location: Online
Contact Email: vroa@hrsa.gov
To register: https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flnks.gd%2Fl%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDEsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMzAzMTMuNzMyNTc1MzE


Perspectives of Global Mental Health Through the Lens of Capacity Building in Low-and Middle-Income

4/4/2023
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET
This satellite event will bring together experts from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), as well as researchers, trainees, and institutional staff from across the world (with emphasis on low- and middle-income countries), to discuss current gaps and potential new strategies for research capacity building in the field of global mental health, one of the cross-cutting strategic research themes at the NIMH.

Research capacity building is understood as the means to effectively develop and support a multidisciplinary global mental health research workforce by supporting the system at all career stages and relevant domains, including administrative institutional support.

The event will provide the opportunity for participants to learn about NIMH priorities in global mental health and existing funding opportunities. Additionally, this event will provide an opportunity to explore and discuss the opportunities and challenges of establishing and maintaining a mental health research career in diverse contexts.

This event is open to the public and registration is free.
Location: Online
Contact Email: nimhinfo@nih.gov
To register: https://lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDUsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMzAzMTMuNzMyMTkxNzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3pvb20udXMvbWVldGluZy9yZWdpc3Rlci90Sk12Z


International Conference on Addictions Nursing and Emergency Care

4/5/2023 - 4/6/2023

Contact Email: https://waset.org
To register: https://waset.org/addictions-nursing-and-emergency-care-conference-in-april-2023-in-cancun


The ASAM 54th Annual Conference - Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science

4/13/2023 - 4/16/2023

Contact Email: meetings@ASAM.org
For more information: https://eventscribe.net/2023/ASAM/
To register: https://www.eventscribe.net/2023/ASAM/aaStatic.asp?SFP=RUpLVFJMQ1hAMTI3MzNAUmVnaXN0cmF0aW9uICYgUmF0ZXM


ISSUP Argentina, ISSUP Global y CICAD se asocian para organizar un evento regional presencial del 17

4/17/2023 - 4/22/2023
Estamos orgullosos de presentar este evento regional en español únicamente.
Este evento aportará los últimos conocimientos en los campos de la prevención del consumo de sustancias, el tratamiento, el apoyo a la recuperación y las alternativas al encarcelamiento, permitiendo al personal regional reunirse e intercambiar conocimientos.

Conferencia: un evento presencial de tres días (19-21 de abril, 2023), en español, que se celebrará en la Universidad del Museo Social Argentino (UMSA) en Buenos Aires, con ponentes claves que compartirán los últimos avances en el campo, centrándose en temas de relevancia e interés para los profesionales trabajando en la reducción de la demanda de drogas en la región.

Capacitaciones y eventos paralelos: se presentarán diversas oportunidades para unirse a una serie de sesiones de capacitación.
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ISSUP Argentina, ISSUP Global and CICAD are partnering to bring together a regional in person event 17th – 22nd April 2023 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

We are proud to be presenting this regional event in Spanish only.
This event will bring the latest learning from the fields of substance use prevention, treatment, recovery support and alternatives to incarceration, allowing the regional workforce to meet and exchange.

Conference: An in person three-day event (19th -21st April 2023) in Spanish, will take place at the University of Argentine Social Museum (UMSA) in Buenos Aires, with keynote speakers sharing the latest developments from the field, focusing upon topics of relevance and pertinence to the drug demand reduction workforce in the region.

Trainings and side events: In person opportunities to join a range of trainings.

The first ISSUP Spanish speaking event and it’s free! Programme and further information in Spanish is here on our website.
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Contact Email: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/contact
For more information: https://www.issup.net/about-issup/workshops/buenos-aires-2023
To register: https://www.issup.net/es/about-issup/workshops/buenos-aires-2023/registration


Trauma-Informed Care for Opioid Treatment

4/19/2023
3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)
The evolution of trauma-informed care in addiction treatment settings has limited consistency. There is also a lack of specificity in how to apply trauma-informed care principles to specific substance use disorders, such as opioid use disorder (OUD). Compared to medication-free programs, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) significantly reduces the risk of overdose death, reduces illicit opioid use, reduces risk behaviors for the transmission of blood-borne infection, and improves retention in care. Despite these facts, only 30 to 50% being treated for OUD receive MAT. Trauma-informed care for opioid treatment includes MAT as a critical component for evidence-based treatment. This presentation will include updated research and best practices on trauma-informed care for opioid treatment.
Contact Email: https://www.naadac.org/trauma-informed-care-for-op
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/trauma-informed-care-for-opioid-treatment
To register: https://www.naadac.org/trauma-informed-care-for-opioid-treatment


The Society of Behavioral Medicine's 44th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions

4/26/2023 - 4/29/2023

Contact Email: https://www.sbm.org/meetings/2023
For more information: https://www.sbm.org/meetings/2023
To register: https://sbm.execinc.com/edibo/AM23


May 2023

Diagnosis and Treatment of Gaming Use Disorder

5/10/2023
3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

Contact Email: https://www.naadac.org/diagnosis-and-treatment-gam
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/diagnosis-and-treatment-gaming-use-disorder
To register: https://www.naadac.org/diagnosis-and-treatment-gaming-use-disorder


ICCDA 2023: International Conference on Clinical Depression and Addiction

5/22/2023 - 5/23/2023

Contact Email: https://waset.org/clinical-depression-and-addictio
For more information: https://waset.org/clinical-depression-and-addiction-conference-in-may-2023-in-vancouver
To register: https://waset.org/clinical-depression-and-addiction-conference-in-may-2023-in-vancouver


June 2023

CPDD 85th Annual Scientific Meeting

6/17/2023 - 6/21/2023

Location: Denver, CO
Contact Email: https://cpdd.societyconference.com/v2/
To register: https://cpdd.societyconference.com/v2/


Embracing Recovery-Oriented Harm Reduction in Medication Assisted Treatment

6/28/2023
3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

Contact Email: https://www.naadac.org/recovery-oriented-harm-redu
For more information: https://www.naadac.org/recovery-oriented-harm-reduction-in-MAT
To register: https://www.naadac.org/recovery-oriented-harm-reduction-in-MAT


August 2023

Addiction Science, Policy and Education: Growth and progress in a post pandemic world

8/9/2023 - 8/11/2023

Contact Email: conf2023@icuddr.org
For more information: https://icuddr.org/conferences/2023-conference.aspx


October 2023

4th Edition of Global Conference on Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health And Psychiatry

10/19/2023 - 10/21/2023
In person and virtual (hybrid)
Contact Email: https://addiction-behavioral-conferences.magnusgro
For more information: https://addiction-behavioral-conferences.magnusgroup.org/


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