Free NAADAC Webinar
August 24, 2016
There are inherent risks specific to illicit drug use. Drug and alcohol abuse can increase an individual’s susceptibility to contract an infectious disease, including STDs and blood borne illnesses. Bloodborne infectious diseases of concern include HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B and C which can be particularly difficult to manage and contain. With the rise in heroin use and the ongoing administration of drugs intravenously, it is important that clinicians and service providers understand the link between administration and use of drugs and the contraction and progression of infectious diseases. This webinar will help addiction professionals to identify infectious diseases, determine client risk for infection, educate clients about disease prevention and treatment options, and assist clients in obtaining appropriate medical and co-occurring substance abuse treatment.
- Define 3 bloodborne pathogens that impact our clients.
- Explain HIV transmission, course, and treatment.
- Explain Hepatitis transmission, course, and treatment.
- Name 3 prevention strategies aimed at risk management.
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Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, LMFT, LAC, MAC, SAP, has degrees in biology, counseling, and counselor education and supervision. She is a core faculty member at Walden University’s School of Counseling MS program. Mita teaches, trains, and speaks all over the U.S. and internationally on psychopharmacology, and the science of addictions including infectious diseases that impact the treatment population. She became interested in the field of addictions when she realized that most of her clients were dealing with co-occurring mental health and substance misuse or other behavioral addictions. Mita is passionate about understanding how drugs influence the body homeostasis systemically; effective and sustained treatment and recovery work depends on the body's ability to stabilize and compensate for the dysregulation and damage created by drugs and addictive behaviors.
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Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.
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