Evening Sessions

Evening-A. Monday Evening Session, 7/30/18 (7:15-8:45pm) Open AA Meeting  and Informational Session (1.5 hr.)

Facilitator: David W.

Description: This session will focus on “Understanding Anonymity and Misconceptions”. How does one maintain their own recovery while working in the recovery field and problems they may have encountered? Attendees in recovery share information and learn from each others’ experiences. A primary purpose of the meeting is to share personal experiences as well as up to date and useful information to help those in recovery.

Evening-B. Monday Evening Session, 7/30/18 (7:15-9:15pm) Memo to Self (film & discussion) Facilitator: Tony Beatty, MA, LCAS, CCS

Description: Addiction is a potentially fatal illness – but it is also eminently recoverable. Certain professionals struggling with substance use disorders enjoy phenomenal success rates getting through early sobriety and into long-term remission of their addiction problems. What do they do? And what can we learn from them?

In this film, Dr. Kevin McCauley re-lives his own precarious early sobriety – negotiating hazards such as hostile prosecutors, treatment programs with divided loyalties, and his own craving brain. Following the advice of the Addiction Medicine experts who helped him, he replicates the sobriety habits and success of recovering pilots and health care professionals. By framing addiction not as a problem of moral choice but as a safety/risk management challenge, Dr. McCauley explains how recovery is neither rare nor random – with the right kind of support, it can even be expected.

This film will prove a valuable tool for therapists, counselors, recovery coaches and clinicians to introduce audiences to the concepts and practices of Recovery Management, and for people in early recovery and their families learning how to survive the first year of sobriety.

Evening-C. Tuesday Evening Session, 7/31/18 (7:00-9:00pm) Self Care for the Addiction Professional

Presenter: William Faulkner, CSAC, ICADC, QTCP

Description: Addictions treatment needs are ever growing in our State, and professional self-care is a necessary component in the prevention of burn-out among clinicians.

This two-hour evening track will focus on the importance of self-care for the addiction professional. Techniques, ideas, and suggestions will be discussed, and take away materials will be provided to all participants.

Evening- D. Tuesday Evening Session, 7/31/18 (7:00-8:00pm) NA Meeting and Informational Session

Facilitator: Jordan R; Paul A; and Nicole C.

Description: This session will focus on: What is Narcotics Anonymous? How someone can reach us and what we can do to help will also be discussed. A couple of us will give our experience of strength and hope.

Evening-E. Wednesday Evening Session, 8/1/18 (7:00-9:00pm) Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention with a Special Focus on Teen/Young Adult Suicide

Presenter: Betsy W. Rhodes, BA

Description:  This is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. This session will have a special emphasis on preventing youth/teen/young adult suicide, which is the #2 cause of death for those aged 10-24.  Attendees will learn the risks and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it.

(Sponsored by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

NCSAPPB Approved for GSB Only

Evening-F. Wednesday Evening Session, 8/1/18 (7:00-9:00pm) Law Enforcement’s Role in Recovery: New Initiatives in Law Enforcement

Presenters: Melissa Larson, BA; Chief Thomas Bashore, MA, CIPP, Nash County

Description: This training will teach participants about enforcement diversion programming that has been shown to save lives and help people with substance use disorder access drug treatment. Through a collaborative approach, diversion programming can be the catalyst for long-term change for many people for whom jail has become a revolving door. Participants will learn about various first responder initiatives to the opioid crisis, criminal justice diversion initiatives LEAD and the HOPE Initiative, and how harm reduction plays a role.