New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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The Impact of Opioid Use and Opioid Poisoning on the Brain

  • December 01, 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
  • 19

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A 6-hour training with Carolyn Lemsky, PhD, C.Psych, ABPP-CN

December 1, 2022

8:30am-4:00pm


PRESENTATIONThe neurocognitive problems arising from opioid use include changes in executive functioning (planning, judgement and impulse control) along with the cognitive impact of hypoxia and anoxia, which include changes in memory, motor functioning and judgement) create significant barriers to care for people living with opioid use disorder. This 6-hour training will provide an overview of how opioid use changes the brain and effects behavior, as well as brain injury resulting from opioid poisoning.   The first portion of the workshop will provide an introduction to the large scale brain networks that govern response to rewarding stimuli and how they influence behavior and decision-making.   Research related to the impact of opioid use on these structures will be reviewed, as well as what is known about recovery of these networks with abstinence.  The impact of opioid poisoning and anoxic injury will also be discussed.  The majority of the program will focus on the clinical implications of opioid related brain changes and brain injury.  Learners will be introduced to evidence based- behavioral programming options, including the use of incentives, to manage the complex issues arising from opioid disorders.  Resources for client and family education as well as direct intervention to address cognitive impairments will also be reviewed.

Upon completion of the event participants will be able to:

  • Describe the clinical presentation of neurocognitive impairment resulting from opioid use.
  • Describe the neurocognitive impairment that may be associated with opioid poisoning and chronic hypoxia.
  • Describe the nature and benefits of environmental supports for people living with the neurocognitive effects of opioid use disorders and/or opioid poisoning.
  • Identify the key elements of incentive-based programming.
  • Identify strategies and locate resources that support direct intervention to address neurocognitive changes resulting from opioid use.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Carolyn Lemsky, PhD. C.Psych. ABPP-CN, is a board certified neuropsychologist with over 25 years of experience working in rehabilitation settings in the U.S. and Canada. For the past 20 years she has been the Clinical Director at Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto. She is also the director of the Substance Use and Brain Injury (SUBI) Bridging Project, a research and knowledge transfer initiative funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. SUBI training and clinical materials have been used internationally to prepare addictions and mental health workers to accommodate the needs of people living with acquired brain injury. She has provided training and consultation across the US and Canada. In addition to frequent conference presentations, Dr. Lemsky has contributed book chapters and articles to the neuropsychology and brain injury literature.

REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $65;   *Non-Members $75;   *NBCC add $5.  Lunch is on your own. For registration information contact:  603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org

6 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: 4
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3-8, 13-18
CPS Domains: 6
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

    PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.


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