Understanding Addiction - How Substance Use Disorder Alters the Brain

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Unfortunately, this training event is full. If you would like to be added to the cancellation list, please email Carri.Strunk@nrhawv.org. We are so excited that so many people are interested in getting more equipped to fight the battles associated with Substance Use Disorder. The Fayette County Substance Abuse Task Force meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at noon at the New River Health - Robinson Annex at 61 Sutphin Lane, Scarbro, West Virginia. Lunch is provided. If you would like to attend the meeting, email Carri.Strunk@nrhawv.org.

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New River Health Association - Robinson Annex

61 Sutphin Lane

Scarbro, WV 25917

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Sales Have Ended

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Unfortunately, this training event is full. If you would like to be added to the cancellation list, please email Carri.Strunk@nrhawv.org. We are so excited that so many people are interested in getting more equipped to fight the battles associated with Substance Use Disorder. The Fayette County Substance Abuse Task Force meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at noon at the New River Health - Robinson Annex at 61 Sutphin Lane, Scarbro, West Virginia. Lunch is provided. If you would like to attend the meeting, email Carri.Strunk@nrhawv.org.
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Understanding Addiction: How Substance Use Disorder Alters the Brain.

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Brain science is complex, but to better understand how substance use overrules the brain’s normal activity, you must first comprehend how this vital organ operates.

Our training objectives:

1. How the basic brain reward system works

2. How the brain pathways are altered by substance abuse

3. How substance use disorder is then defined as a ‘disease’ with biological, psychological, social, emotional and spiritual aspects

The agenda includes a 90-minute learning opportunity followed by a 90-minute small group discussions about what is happening in our community, then time to get back together and discuss next steps.

This training is open to anyone living, working or playing in Fayette, Nicholas or Raleigh Counties. Attendance is appropriate for anyone involved professionally or personally with the drug epidemic in our area, from family members who want to better understand this chronic disease to peer support staff, clinicians, educators, policymakers and program directors. Continuing Education Credits are pending for: Addiction & Prevention Professionals, Counseling (LPC), Nurses, & Social Work. Law Enforcement in-service approval for 3 hours.

This is the first of a series of half day trainings hosted by the Fayette County Substance Abuse Task Force. We see the need for a better understanding of issues related to the current drug epidemic. These trainings will held the second Tuesday of every month through June of 2020. If you are interested in seeing the topics offered in the future, please email Carri.Strunk@nrhawv.org.

For questions, comments or concerns, email: Carri.Strunk@nrhawv.org

This training is offered free of charge to our community through the Opioid Response Network, a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) initiative to provide training and education for specific needs at a local level to address this health crisis.

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New River Health Association - Robinson Annex

61 Sutphin Lane

Scarbro, WV 25917

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