Free NAADAC Webinar
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 3-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)
Since 2000, the drug overdose death rate has increased 79% with a 200% increase in deaths involving opioids. Drug overdoses now exceed vehicle crashes as the leading cause of accidental death with an average of 120 deaths occurring per day. While most overdoses occur in the presence of others, some people fear arrest and prosecution so they do not call 9-1-1 or seek medical services. However, Georgia’s 9-1-1 Medical Amnesty and Expanded Naloxone Access Law is exemplary as it protects people who overdose and callers seeking medical assistance at drug or alcohol overdose scenes. This training overviews the Georgia Law; explains how to recognize an overdose situation; and demonstrates how to administer naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal drug.
- Summarize and access amnesty laws such as Georgia’s 2014 9-1-1 Medical Amnesty Law.
- Learn how to obtain naloxone administration kits.
- Learn how to administer naloxone.
Education is FREE to all professionals
Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)
If you have watched the webinar (either live or on-demand), you are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion to verify the continuing education hours you spent learning. To apply (only after watching the webinar), complete and pass the online CE Quiz at the top of this page. NAADAC members receive a CE certificate for 1.5 CE for free. Non-members of NAADAC can receive 1.5 CE for $20 (make payment here). A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable. Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.
George Braucht, LPC, CPCS, and CARES, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor with over 14,000 hours of supervised psychotherapy and applied community psychology experience. He specializes in workforce development and continuous quality and outcome improvement consulting. Besides teaching psychology, George enjoy facilitating behavioral health and healing justice trainings with professional and peer service providers. Recently he assisted in developing Recovery Residence Manager and Recovery Capital Scale trainings. George serves on the Board of the Intentional Holistic Opportunities to Promote Empowerment, the Georgia Association of Recovery Residences and he is a Charter Board Member and Affiliates Committee Co-chair of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences.
Robin Elliott is a co-founder and Board Member of Georgia Overdose Prevention. As part of GOP, she was a member of a team that was instrumental in the passage of the 911 Medical Amnesty and Expanded Naloxone Access Law in 2014. Robin’s work in overdose prevention continues by spreading the word of the GA Law through speaking engagements and distribution of naloxone. Robin is a widow and her only child, Zack Elliott, died of an opiate overdose on May 1, 2011 inspiring her to work for the passage of the law. Professionally, she works as an Associate Broker for Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s. Previously she was a Corporate Banker for more than 20 years. She holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and an MBA in Finance. For her work in overdose prevention, Robin received the Atlanta Board of Realtors Good Neighbor Award in 2014.
Who Should Attend
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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