In this salon, Dr. Meyerovich will identify what defines the opioid class of drugs (and what are common names), and how they affect the brain and the body. He will review the criteria for appropriate prescriptions for opioids. He will review the signs and symptoms of opioid addiction. He will explore when might a psychologist make a referral for opioid addiction and to where can one make such referrals in the Santa Barbara community. Dr. Meyerovich will also identify the action of Naloxone and its effectiveness for opioid overdose. He will identify what he perceives are the pros and cons of the 2015 CA law that provides access to Naloxone without a prescription.
Upon completion of this class, participants will be able to:
1. Identify common names of opioid drugs.
2. List signs and symptoms of opioid addiction.
3. Identify opioid addiction referral options in the Santa Barbara community.
National Institute on Drug Abuse: Opioids https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids
'The Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS)' Wesson, D. R., & Ling, W. (2003). J Psychoactive Drugs, 35(2), 253–9. https://www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/files/ClinicalOpiateWithdrawalScale.pdf
CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/guidelines_at-a-glance-a.pdf
CPA is co-sponsoring with Santa Barbara County Psychological Association. CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and recognized by the BBS to offer CE credit for its licensees. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 1 continuing education credit. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.
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