Recovery Summit – Virtual Series

About the Recovery Summit:

Taking place during National Recovery Month, this webinar series will include sessions related to the nation-wide drug crisis, substance use recovery, and the effects on the state of Michigan and St. Clair County. Webinar sessions will provide an examination of current efforts, local statistics, treatment approaches, the recovery process, impacts on family systems, and prevention strategies. This event will bring together physicians, healthcare workers, human service professionals, law enforcement officers, school personnel, local government officials, first responders, the recovery community and others to continue to address this serious public health issue. There is no cost to participate in webinar sessions and attendees may register for as many as they choose. Supported by funds from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Thursday, September 9, 2021

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Voices of Recovery

Presented by:
Joe Windhorst
Nicole Stroub
Every person in recovery has a story to tell. Joe and Nicole will each take time to talk about their own recovery journey, sharing their history and what strategies have helped maintain their recovery. They will discuss what coping skills they've gained and how they have implemented them in their lives. Their goals are to change the narrative of substance use, foster hope and inspire change.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
What Is Treatment? A Quick
Overview of American Society
of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Treatment Criteria

Presented by:
Ken Heuvelman MS, CAADC, DP-S
Treatment is a broad term often misused or misunderstood by those who are not addiction professionals. This training should help individuals understand what kind of treatment is available and how to determine which treatment is most appropriate. It will cover the continuum of care as identified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the Six Dimensions of Multidimensional Assessment. The presentation will cover common client concerns and how to appropriately organize biopsychosocial information in order to refer a client to the most appropriate level of care.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Impact of Substance Use
Disorders on Child Welfare

Presented by:
Deb Walbecq

This session will discuss St. Clair County practices and impacts related to child welfare, including local trends and how the child protective services policies work to address substance use.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Marijuana Use in Teens: Shifting
through the Weeds

Presented by:
Anju Sawni, MD, FAAP, FSAHM

Marijuana is the most commonly used psychotropic drug in the United States, after alcohol. According to the National Institute for Drug Use - Monitoring the Future survey, rates of past year marijuana use among middle and high school students have remained steady, but the number of teens in 8th and 10th grades who say they use it daily has increased. In particular with the legalization of Marijuana both for medical purposes as well as for recreation use in the USA, teens are exposed to more marijuana and current substance use trends show that marijuana use is increasing especially among teens. Teens do not see marijuana as a 'harmful' drug. Marijuana also affects brain development. Research shows that marijuana use in teens may impair thinking, memory, and learning functions and affect the brain's neuronal connections between the areas necessary for these functions thus marijuana may have a negative effect on the developing teen brain and can be harmful.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Teen Substance Use: Signs, Symptoms,
and Prevention

Presented by:
Shannon McKeever
Melissa Hunt
This workshop will assist with recognizing possible signs and symptoms that adolescents may display when using substances. This presentation will also address how substance use can play a role in regards to stressors from academics, sports, peers and other challenges that adolescents may face on a daily basis. In addition, this presentation will address prevention in the home and the community.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Shifts in Illicit Drug Use Heighten
the COVID-19 Health Crisis

Presented by:
Kelly L. Olson, Ph.D.

Amidst these unprecedented, evolving circumstances from the COVID-19 pandemic, research has identified areas where clinicians and public health officials can focus treatment and prevention efforts. As part of these evaluations, it has been found that a sustained increase in the likelihood of testing positive for non-prescribed fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine during the COVID-19 time period not only exists, but in some cases and in some census divisions around the country, have been steadily increasing. We will discuss these trends both before and after the declaration of COVID-19 as a national emergency.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits are offered for this webinar series for several professional disciplines, including Social Work CEs, Medical CMEs, MCOLES, EMS CEs, Self reporting MCBAP training hours eligible.
Recovery Summit Flyer

St. Clair County Community Mental Health is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. The approved provider number is: MICEC-0054. The St. Clair County Medical Society is accredited by the Michigan State Medical Society Committee on CME Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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