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Working together towards understanding the disease of addiction and facilitating harm reduction and treatment.

Where is your brain living most of the time?

Maranda Miller, Suicide Prevention Specialist  - Centennial Mental Health

Our brains operate in two different modes, learning and survival, and it is important to fully understand the impact of each of these on our daily lives. This session will focus on brain functioning and how trauma and other factors influence our physical and mental health. Information and resources will be shared to assist with strengthening the brain to seek positivity instead of negativity.

Substance Use Disorders & How to Identify When Help is Needed

Dawn Williams, MA, LPC, CADC - Northpoint Recovery

Substance use disorder behaviors may be difficult to identify at times based on the age and behavior normally observed in adolescents & adults. Learn five signs & symptoms to look for to help a friend or loved one.

The Opioid Epidemic

Lindsey Simbeye - Colorado Consortium

Fentanyl: the third wave of the opioid crisis.
What you need to know to make informed decisions and help protect your loved ones.

Peer Recovery

North Colorado Health Alliance/CO-SLAW

Peer support workers are people who have been successful in the recovery process who help others experiencing similar situations. Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, peer support workers help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. 

Medication Assisted Treatment

Karissa Gayosso, APRN with Front Range Clinic

Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based treatment for addiction. MAT does not provide a cure for addiction/dependence, but rather, provides an avenue for the individual to live a functional life with the assistance of medication, counseling, and behavioral health services. MAT fills the receptors in the brain, warding off withdrawal symptoms, while reducing the likelihood of engaging in compulsive and dangerous drug seeking behavior. 

Harm Reduction and Narcan Training

Harm reduction incorporates a spectrum of strategies that includes safer use, managed use, abstinence, meeting people who use drugs “where they’re at,” and addressing conditions of use along with the use itself. 

Contact Erika Greenberg at 970.330.3608  to schedule NARCAN training for your organization.

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