Understanding Addiction, Emerging Drug Trends & the Opioid Crisis (C, H)


This informative training will discuss addiction and its impact on individuals with addictions as well as those affected by them. Current and emerging trends in addiction will be included along with treatment and resources. Special attention will be given to the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts that occurs in all communities. Overdose reversal, including a Narcan demonstration will be included. This course will also provide information about other drugs including designer drugs like Molly and synthetic marijuana, as well as the identification of paraphernalia for drugs of abuse. This course fulfills the HUD RSC training requirement under the subject area – Medication/Substance Abuse.

This training works well with Alcohol and Drugs in Housing: What to Know and What to Do.


Instructor: Susan B. Hillis, AdCare Hospital of Worcester, Inc.

Parking: Parking is open and free on Western Avenue, Antwerp Street Extension and the side streets off of Antwerp Street Extension.

Continental breakfast available.  

(C) Social Work Continuing Education Unit (CEU) available.

  • When

  • Friday, November 3, 2017
    8:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Charlesview, Josephine Fiorentino Community Center
    123 Antwerp Street Ext.
    Brighton, Massachusetts

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