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
9:00 am - 10:00 am Complementary Supports for Recovery The Role of Peer Recovery Coach Supports and Recovery Court
Presented by: William Slusher, MSW, CAADC Caitlyn Griswold, Certified Recovery Coach
This session will discuss the role of the peer recovery coaches in SUD recovery and how their involvement supplements clinical services. Also discussed will be the role of Recovery Court for persons involved in the criminal justice system, including how a treatment based approach to adjudication is more effective for long-term SUD recovery and reduction of recidivism than traditional incarceration.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Overview of the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS)
Presented by: Amber A Daniels, Department Analyst, Michigan Automated Prescription System, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Haley Winans
This training will discuss features, reports, and data points of the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) and what this information means as it relates to providing quality health services. The training includes links to the opioid prescribing toolkit and a review of the MAPS dashboard utilized by providers. Also discussed will be how the bureaus take action against professional licenses, what that process is, and current legislation.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm The Relationship between Trauma and Substance Use Disorders
Presented by: Dr. Annette Mercatante
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) are one of the most powerful determinants of public health. The reality of the situation is that ACE's are common and the biological impact transcends the traditional boundaries of health and human service systems. The first step toward healing comes with understanding the neurodevelopmental and epigenetic impact of child adversity and how this understanding can be the bridge to resiliency and recovery.
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
9:00 am - 10:00 am Law Enforcements Role in Recovery
Presented by: Lt. S. Tunich, St. Clair County Sheriff Department Officer Duane Hunger, Community Service Officer Port Huron Police Department
This presentation will cover St. Clair County programs, collaborations and initiatives by local law enforcement related to substance use and policing. Topics of discussion include the St. Clair County Drug Task Force, Hope Not Handcuffs, RSAT, Community Outreach, prevention programs and support, community partnerships aimed at providing interventions, resources and supports.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Incorporating the Eight Dimensions of Wellness
Presented by: Sarah Shaw
Wellness is just as vital to the recovery process as abstaining from substance use. Recovery is about breaking free from dangerous or destructive behaviors to build a meaningful life without the weight of active substance use. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has outlined eight key dimensions of wellness. By devoting time to each of these dimensions in daily life, improvements can be made to health and well-being that can support the recovery journey.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Substance Use Disorder in Pregnancy
Presented by: Janis Romanik, DO
The goals of this session are to discuss issues pertaining to substance use disorder during pregnancy, including the unique considerations and common characteristics seen in pregnant patients with a substance use disorder. This includes understanding both maternal and fetal risks of substance use disorder during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Discussions will include maternal and fetal risks of substance use disorders including alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and opioids. It will review the neonatal long-term developmental consequences of perinatal substance use disorder and current available treatment options. It includes a review of medications for opioid use disorder in the management of pregnant patients with opioid use disorders.
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
9:00 am - 10:00 am Medication Assisted Treatment For Substance Use Disorder
Presented by: Mohammad Saeed, MD, FASAM
This presentation will provide an overview of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders, its uses, screening and referral protocols, provider responsibility and role of the patient on MAT, as well as advantages and disadvantages to the treatment approach.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Identifying Drug Endangered Children A Collaborative Approach
Presented by: Stacee Read, BA, MSW, National DEC Eric Nation, National DEC Libby Trubac, Michigan DEC Alliance Project Coordinator
This training is intended for all professionals working to help children who are exposed to caregiver substance misuse. This aligns with National DEC's mission of forming multidisciplinary partnerships that take advantage of existing agency personnel, resources, and responsibilities, and that coordinate their mutual interests and duties to meet the specific needs of these children. Assisting these children and addressing their needs does not conclude until the child is in a permanent, safe, and positive functioning environment. With the National DEC mission in mind, this training looks at the risks and long-term impacts of caregiver substance misuse, overcoming the challenges of aligning the agencies and systems responsible for preventing, intervening, and treating these issues, and breaking multi-generational cycles of abuse and neglect to change the trajectories of the lives of drug endangered children.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm State of the County
Presented by: Debra Johnson, St. Clair County Community Mental Health Jim Johnson, Region 10 PIHP Dr. Annette Mercatante, St. Clair County Health Department Mat King, St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department
Each panelist discuss what they are doing, planning to do, or seeing locally to combat the opioid/other drug crisis within their organizations/areas (including medical community, law enforcement, recovery community, SUD provider, addiction specialist/inpatient provider, schools, public health, etc.). If there is time at the end, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Continuing Education CreditsContinuing 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.