TRAINING: Responding to Synthetic Drug Abuse – A Professional Roadmap

K2Friday, March 31, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
McGlinn Conference Center (Directions)
460 St Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607
Trainer: Martha L. Thompson
Fee: $15

Training Description

Bath Salts, Jewelry Cleaner, Plant Food, Smiles, Crocodile; these are not your household cleaning products, happy things or anything on the Animal Planet Channel! The manufacturing and use of Synthetic or “legal” drugs is on the rise. This training will provide an understanding of a variety of Synthetics and Club Drugs on the streets today. Are these things changing the process of addiction and how we treat our clients? Participants will review cases, video analysis and discuss ways this trend is impacting treatment today. Differential diagnosis, treatment interventions and evidence-based approaches to help sustain early recovery will be provided. As a result of this training, participants will have an opportunity to participate in group discussion, video analysis and treatment planning.

Synthetic drug use is an escalating concern for clients entering the behavioral health and social service systems. Professionals must be prepared to respond to the client use of these dangerous drugs. This workshop will address the new trends in synthetic drug use. The types of synthetic drugs, warning signs of use, and the physical and psychological effects will be examined, as well as, the when and how to intervene and treat clients abusing this newest classification of drugs. CAC credits will be offered.

This training is sponsored by the Council on Chemical Abuse and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.

Registration Information

This training is appropriate for any professional who works with substance abuse issues.  This includes staff from social service agencies such as mental health, children and youth, adult and juvenile probation, domestic relations and public assistance.

For more information about future training opportunities with the Council, please contact the training coordinator by phone at (610) 376-8669, Ext. 101.

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