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Strategies to Prevent, Mitigate, & Manage Opioid Use

October 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Last year, 314 Rhode Islanders died of accidental drug overdoses (Rhode Island Department of Health Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force statistics). And the CDC reports that 130 Americans every day suffer fatal drug overdoses involving opioids.

To reduce opioid overdose and provide support for individuals and families affected by overdoses, especially in Washington County, free trainings are available for front-line health care and behavioral health care professionals and paraprofessionals to develop techniques to employ prevention strategies in southern Rhode Island communities.

The curricula, designed by Rhode Island College Institute for Education in Healthcare’s social work experts, includes innovative training modules to enable front-line staff to more readily identify opioid use and misuse; offer prevention and treatment strategies to assist individuals who are at-risk or showing signs of opioid addiction; and share information with colleagues, including professional and paraprofessional direct support staff. The trainings feature individualized treatment modalities that will help providers support people in opioid recovery learn to utilize their individual gifts and talents; strengthen prevention management strategies; and incorporate alternative modalities such as yoga, mindfulness, physical fitness and social interactions. Take any session or all three — but if you are choosing all three, know that they are cumulative and best in sequential order.

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October 31, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Westerly Education Center
23 Friendship Street
Westerly, RI 02891 United States


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