Addiction: Heroin

Presented by Dr. Donna Poppendieck on 10-07-2022 at 9 a.m. Pacific (12 p.m. Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

In this 2-hour continuing education webinar for mental health professionals, Dr. Donna Poppendieck will present a scholarly definition and description of heroin and will discern differences between opiates and opioids and their respective uses. She will also present the latest statistics of heroin use in the United States--such as who uses heroin and how many people are estimated to be using heroin.

Additionally, Dr. Poppendieck will present risk factors for drug use in adults, children, and adolescents, as well as outline some protective factors. This will be highlighted by the Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets model.

Finally, Dr. Poppendieck will discuss conventional treatment approaches for heroin addiction, which include medication, attendance at meetings, and behavioral approaches. Within this treatment framework is relapse prevention, to include relevant education, and implementation of healthcare policies and the role of law enforcement.

This continuing education webinar is designed to help mental health professionals:

  1. Define what heroin is, how it is used in America, and the categories of people using it.
  2. Describe the difference between opiates and opioids and their respective uses.
  3. List risk factors for drug use in children and adolescents.
  4. Describe protective factors in avoiding drug use in children and adolescents.
  5. Examine various aspects of conventional treatment approaches with individuals identified as having drug use issues.

Statement of program material’s accuracy, utility, and risks: This webinar presents critical information useful to all mental health professionals about the topic of heroin use. It is recognized that many clients have a duality of issues, such as drug use, physiological problems, and mood and other mental health disorders, and are in need of a team of professionals for successful treatment. Information derived from recognized scholarly sources, such as dual diagnosis treatment agencies, peer-reviewed journal articles, and sources presented by the US government, etc., are presented and are consistent with accepted, conventional treatment protocols practiced in the US today. As always, it is advised that, to avoid misapplication of concepts and thus unintended outcomes, before employing the information learned here, one could consult with professionals who are established and experienced in issues of treating persons with drug use problems.

Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: There is no conflict of interest.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety. 

GoodTherapy is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 3/30/2022 – 3/30/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.

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Meet the Presenter

Dr. Donna Poppendieck

Dr. Donna Poppendieck

Dr. Donna Poppendieck--more commonly known in the college classroom as Dr. P.--has been involved in addiction treatment and prevention for the past 20 years and has been teaching mental health in universities for about 15 years.

Dr. Poppendieck has a license in chemical dependency treatment as well as top certification in the prevention field. She is also an educational psychologist and a health and wellness coach. Having grown up in a family with drug abuse, and having successfully healed herself from autoimmune disease, she is always interested in exploring legitimate, evidence-based pathways to full and complete health and recovery--in thoughts, feelings, body, and spirit--for any and all interested people.

Dr. Poppendieck is the founder of Health and Wellness Online. You can learn more about her and her work at healthandwellnessonline.org

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/30/2022 - 03/30/2025.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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