Opiate/Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT)

When: July 26, 2018
Where: Phoenix Center of Excellence
130 Industrial Drive, Greenville, SC 29607
Training: Opiate/MAT
Presenter: Dr. Billy Heckle
Time: Registration 8:30 9:00AM to 4:30PM (Lunch on your own from 12:00-1:00)
Credit: 6 Hours
Audience: Art Therapists, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, School Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Medical Professionals
Fee: Registration is $75.00 Employees of BHSA Region 1 Agencies (AOBHS, BHSPC, CCCADA, The Forrester Center, UCCADA, Phoenix Center, Cornerstone, Newberry, Saluda, Laurens, plus Spartanburg and Anderson/Oconee Mental Health) may attend monthly Region 1 trainings at no charge; however, registration is needed in advance.
Description: This training will explore how opioids work, differences in individual opioids, the effects they can cause and the differences between medical and recreational use. An explanation of CDC and other agency reports on opioids deaths and how using the correct terminology is important. Also the differences between abuse, physical dependence, addiction and pseudo-addiction will be explained. Questions on opioids, pain, opioid maintenance therapy and addiction are encouraged.
1) Discuss how Opioids work and why they “do what they do”.
2) Define how to interpret “Data” involving opioids and other drugs.
3) Differentiate between Abuse-Addiction-Pseudo Addiction and Physical Dependence.
4) Identify special characteristics of specific opioids.
5) Describe what makes Heroin and Fentanyl so special and dangerous.
6) Explain the effects that opioid use, misuse and abuse could have on the developing fetus.
Dr. Billy Heckle is a Registered Pharmacist with 30 years of Pharmacy experience. 20 years’ experience as an Addictions Counselor at the W.J. McCord Adolescent Treatment Facility in Orangeburg SC. Job duties include individual, group and family counseling along with drug education; Versed in developing psychopharmacology training programs focusing on alcohol/drug issues and co-occurring substance use and behavioral health concerns; Expertise in researching, analyzing and presenting to various audiences; Has provided trainings throughout the state of South Carolina on the pharmacology of drugs of abuse, including Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Alcohol, Hallucinogens and Opioids.

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