According to the CDC, opioid overdose deaths surpassed 100, 000 during the 12-month period ending in December 2021, and is continuing to rise. On any given year, up to 90% of people needing addiction services do not access treatment.
This four hour, interactive training will review different types of MSR (medication supported recovery, previously referred to as MAT) approaches for opioid use disorders (OUD). It has long been noted that many types of treatment services are often stigmatized and prevent many people from seeking much needed help. The Content will examine how personal bias and stereotypical factors can negatively influence opportunities to speak about the benefits of MSR as an option for clients. Also included is the importance of using recovery oriented language and language practice activities to help enhance the peer professional’s communication skills and provide person centered support to clients on their recovery journey.
NOTE: Please note that this course is specifically designed for Peer Support Specialists and their roles. However, Peer Supervisors and other behavioral health professionals would also benefit.
Participants are required to attend the ENTIRE training, turn on their video cameras and actively participate in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.