Harm Reduction

 

For decades, complete abstinence from addictive substances has been the basis of treatment for substance use disorders in the United States. Though many treatment professionals strongly believe that full recovery requires total abstinence, many people in recovery never completely stop using, which holds the concept of recovery to an unattainable standard. Other professionals believe that while abstinence is a worthy goal, a harm reduction approach can prevent deaths and keep people alive and healthier in cases when total abstinence has not worked. In fact, harm reduction has been shown to be effective in preventing overdoses and saving lives.In this course, you will learn that harm reduction asserts that to treat substance use disorder effectively, multiple options must be considered. You also will learn that treatment needs for persons who are not ready to become completely abstinent should be considered and provided. Using interactive exercises and relevant vignettes, you will have the opportunity to apply your acquired knowledge so that you can use it when needed in your own setting. This training is designed for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, alcohol and drug counselors, case managers, and others who work closely with people with substance use disorders. After completing this course, you will have the skills needed to effectively employ a harm reduction model.



$15.00

Hours: 1.25
REL-HHS-0-ADDICTION1

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American Psychological Association

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Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.25 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.25 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.25 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.25 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.25 HOURS


Relias, 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-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

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Social workers will receive 1.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by 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-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

1.25 HOURS


Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.25 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Psychology

1.2 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Medicine

1.25 HOURS


Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290

Florida Physician Assistants

1.25 HOURS


South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-ADDICTION1
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Define harm reduction and its primary components.
Summarize 3 best practices of harm reduction.
Identify and apply strategies for implementation of harm reduction.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Overview of Harm Reduction

Meet Zorah

What Is Harm Reduction?

How Does Harm Reduction Differ from Traditional Models of Care?

A Timeline of Harm Reduction Efforts

Safe Injection Facilities

Harm Reduction through Housing First Programs

Recent Meta Studies

Meet Ian

Summary

Section 3: Harm Reduction through Naloxone and Needle Exchange Programs

History and Need

Purpose and Modes of Operation

Benefits of Mobile NSPs

Pros and Cons of the Mobile Model for NSPs

NSPs and the Law

Naloxone Distribution

Involving Police Departments in NSP Efforts

Quick Check

Epidemiological Evidence Supporting NSPs

Peer-to-Peer Naloxone Training and Distribution

Remember Counselor Lin?

Summary

Section 4: Harm Reduction through Medication-Assisted and Other Treatment Methods

Meet Riley

Methadone and Suboxone® Treatment – Current Findings

Medical Cannabis

Quick Check

Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Harm Reduction

Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE)

Quick Check

Goal Adjustment

Alternative Treatments

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Naju Madra, M.A.

Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer for Relias' Behavioral Healthcare library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology with specific study in neuropsychological assessment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in clinical assessment, along with expertise in large-scale clinical research project management, recruitment, training, as well as in-person and web-based curriculum development.

In addition to scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience ranging from crisis counseling and job coaching for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, to community college instruction, and trauma specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. In her current role, Ms. Madra has contributed authorship to over 100 behavioral healthcare course offerings for both licensed and non-licensed professionals in the Health & Human Services market.

 Disclosure: Naju Madra, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Colin J. Peters LCSW, CADC
Colin J. Peters LCSW, CADC currently operates a private practice, The Chicago Harm Reduction Therapy Center in Evanston, IL with his partner, Erica Ernst. LCSW, CADC. Through this practice, they operate the only Moderation Management meeting in the Chicago area. Colin earned his MSW from the University of Illinois at Chicago's Jane Addams School of Social Work with a concentration in mental health. Over the past 20 years, Colin has worked in different roles from outreach worker to inpatient psychiatric social worker. Before leaving Mercy Hospital, Chicago to start the Chicago Harm Reduction Therapy Center, he held the office of Programs Manager for Partial and Intensive Outpatient psychiatric programs and the Chemical Dependency program. Disclosure: Colin J. Peters LCSW, CADC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Erica C. Ernst, LCSW, RDDP, EMT-P, CADC
Erica C. Ernst, LCSW, RDDP, EMT-P, CADC has worked in the fields of mental health, substance use, and homeless services for 25 years, joining Renaissance Social Services, Inc. as their Clinical Director, last year. Erica formerly worked at Thresholds for 21 years in permanent supportive housing, street, and CTA homeless outreach, and HIV testing services. Erica has volunteered with the Chicago Recovery Alliance for the last 10 years, providing naloxone, HCV/HIV testing, clean injection and smoking supplies, and offering counseling.
 Disclosure: Erica C. Ernst, LCSW, RDDP, EMT-P, CADC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Social Workers; entry level Psychologists; intermediate level Professional Counselors; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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