Upcoming and Recent News and Events

This page includes upcoming and recent news and events that are related to substance use and mental health.

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25th NIMH Virtual Conference on Mental Health Services Research (MHSR)
August 2 to 3, 2022

11:00 am to 6:00 pm, ET

The 25th Mental Health Services Research (MHSR) conference brings together leading mental health services researchers, clinicians, mental health advocates, and federal and non-federal partners to highlight scientific opportunities for the next generation of high-impact research to drive mental health care improvement.

Register here.

Enhancing Ethical Decision Making While Working with Clients Experiencing Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns (Virtual)
August 09, 2022

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

A 6-hour Training with Scott Meyer, MSW, Ph.D., NH LICSW, BCD. This training will provide content regarding common types of ethical decision making and ethical dilemmas.

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East Coast Symposium (previously NCAD East) for professionals in the fields of addiction and behavioral health
August 19-21, 2022

Baltimore, MD

A three-day symposium where participants will have the opportunity to come together to discuss patient care strategies, connect and engage with national and influential leaders, and take away critical knowledge to address the significant changes in addiction treatment.

For more information: https://eastcoastsymposium.com/

35th Annual NPN Conference - The Power of Hope: Healthy Opportunities for Prevention to Empower Change
August 23 to 25

The annual National Prevention Network (NPN) presents the latest research in the substance use prevention field. It provides a forum for prevention professionals, coalition leaders, researchers, and federal partners to share research, best practices, and promising evaluation results for the purpose of integrating research into prevention practice.

Register here.

Effects of Opioids on the Human Brain: A Long-Lasting Grip
September 02, 2022

1:00 - 4:00 pm

A 3 hour training with Leila Jabbour, PhD. The purpose of this training is to first understand normal physiology of the brain’s reward circuit in order to then better understand how opioids disrupt that circuit. The presentation will also shed a light on how opioids have an impact on craving, decision making, and overall human behavior.

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New Hampshire Treatment Court Conference 2022
September 21 to 22, 2022

11:00 am to 6:00 pm, ET

Grand Summit Hotel at Attitash, Bartlett, New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Treatment Court Conference brings together treatment court coordinators, probation and parole staff, judges, attorneys, behavioral health providers, social workers, and law enforcement for 2 days of education on how to better support persons throughout New Hampshire involved with treatment courts. This 2-day in-person conference will include educational sessions with continuing education credit, networking opportunities, and exhibits

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Contingency Management: An Essential Treatment Approach for Individuals with Stimulant Use Disorder (Virtual) November 08, 2022

10:00 - 11:30 am

A 1.5-hour training with Richard Rawson,PhD, at the end of which participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the key principles and actions that are part of the contingency management and the research support for CM for stimulant use disorder
  • Explain the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively deliver CM for stimulant use disorder
  • describe the set of fraud prevention “guardrails” that are critical to successful use of CM.
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