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:
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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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