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: There is plenty of parking at the Colonial Estates Community Center. Follow signs to Leasing/Management Center.

Continental breakfast available.  

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

  • When

  • Friday, April 27, 2018
    8:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Colonial Estates
    1 Beacon Circle
    Springfield, Massachusetts

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