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One Community in Recovery Conference (Apr 27-29)

Mar 10, 2022 4:15:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Substance Use, recovery, continuing education

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The conference is a place where individuals working and involved in recovery as defined in its broadest terms can share their work and gain support from others involved in the recovery movement. Join us April 27-29, 2022 at The Conference Center at GTCC, Colfax, NC. Register by April 12th for discounted rates!

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đź‘Ť Register Today - One Community in Recovery Conference (Apr 27-29)

Feb 17, 2022 4:00:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Substance Use, recovery, continuing education

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The conference is a place where individuals working and involved in recovery as defined in its broadest terms can share their work and gain support from others involved in the recovery movement. Join us April 27-29, 2022 at The Conference Center at GTCC, Colfax, NC.

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NCATOWEP Bridge Webinar Series (Feb. 28th, Mar. 28th, Apr. 25th)

Feb 10, 2022 4:36:19 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Webinar, mental health, Substance Use, Community, behavioral health, social work, NCA&T

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This three-part webinar series will offer counseling, mental health, social work and school counseling students, behavioral health and opioid/substance use professionals, field instructors, and community partners to hear from experts, agencies, and student participants.

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Join Us Feb 23 & 24 for the Opioid Workforce Expansion Conference

Jan 18, 2022 12:45:28 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Substance Use, recovery, opioid, uncg, treatment, hrsa

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This two-day virtual conference, hosted by the UNCG and NCAT Joint Programs in Social Work funded through the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) Opioid Workforce Education Program, will offer students, behavioral health and substance use professionals, field instructors, and community partners opportunities to learn from experts in the field of substance use prevention, treatment and recovery from a cultural humility and racial equity lens.

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Tailored Care Management (TCM) Role with Members Involved in the Criminal Justice System

Dec 17, 2021 10:14:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Substance Use, tailored care management, criminal justice

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Join us on January 28, 2022 9-11AM. In this course, we will assist participants in understanding the needs of the justice-involved population. We will provide an overview of mass incarceration, the criminal legal system, and the impact on people who suffer from mental illness and substance use disorder. 

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Save the Date & Call for Proposals: 13th Annual NC “One Community in Recovery” Conference: Healing Together After Being Apart

Nov 18, 2021 3:30:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Substance Use, recovery

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Join us April 27-29, 2022 for this annual conference. The planning committee for the NC “One Community in Recovery” Conference is excited to announce the dates for our 13th annual program. This year’s conference will be a hybrid model with in-person sessions and online sessions via virtual platforms.

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You Don’t Want to Miss the Addiction Research & Clinical Health (ARCH) Symposium - With Nationally Recognized Experts

Jul 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Social Determinants of Health, mental health, Substance Use, research, recovery, addiction, trauma, social justice, equity, health disparities, motivational interviewing, treatment

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Join us on September 9-11 for the Addiction Research & Clinical Health (ARCH) Symposium - Making the Connection: Exploring the Intersectionality of Social Justice and Addiction Care. The ARCH Symposium is unique in that it brings together professionals and experts from several different fields—from physicians and public health experts to counselors and journalists—to take a broader look at addiction care and the many systems involved. Oftentimes, the topics of addiction and recovery focus solely on the individual and overlook the many systems that individuals interact with and how these systems can work with—but more often against—someone seeking care for their substance use.

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3rd Annual Addiction Research and Clinical Health (ARCH) Symposium

Jun 1, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Substance Use

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"Great coverage of topic areas for practitioners and researchers who work to prevent substance use disorders." - Previous Symposium Attendee

Register today to join us on September 9-11, 2021 for the 3rd Annual Addiction Research & Clinical Health (ARCH) Symposium via Live Webinar. This year's Addiction Research & Clinical Health Symposium aims to share evidence-based treatments across the spectrum of addiction care, as well as spotlight innovative methods that are shaping the field.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 25, 2021 8:10:34 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Substance Use, behavioral health

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Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, Northwest AHEC joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health.

Now more than ever we need to find ways to stay connected with our community. No one should feel alone or without information, support and help they need. Mental health conditions are more common than you might realize — they affect about 20% of people living in the U.S.

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Join us June 23rd for Psychopharmacology Update

May 4, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Substance Use, behavioral health, psychology, therapy, human service, addiction

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There are a multitude of medications used to treat mental health. This lecture will review best practices from pharmacotherapy clinics for patients with mental health conditions.

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Identify treatment strategies for depression, anxiety and mood disorders, review drug interactions and common side effects of commonly used psychiatric drugs, and discuss the role of psychopharmaceuticals in practice.

Speaker: Julienne Kirk, PharmD, BCPS is a pharmacist and Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner. She has held a faculty position as Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine for the past 29 years. She teaches pharmacotherapy and psychopharmacology to family medicine residents. 

Read all about this upcoming program and register here!

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