Eastern Sierra Substance Use Project
Mono County’s Substance Use Task Force is a collaborative gathering of public and private sector community partners with a goal of reducing the adverse effects of harmful substance use. We seek to enhance prevention, treatment and harm reduction services and to reduce stigma.
A collaborative and cohesive community group that promotes understanding of substance use as a disease and improving treatment and harm reduction access and strategies.
Promote health and dignity for all.
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January 14, 2021: The US Department of Health and Human Services announced that it was removing the requirement of an DATA 2000 X waiver for physicians to prescribe buprenorphine to treat Opioid Use Disorder, making MAT much more widely available.
HHS announced physicians can treat up to 30 patients with buprenorphine without obtaining a waiver. Details are still being released but briefly:
Only applies to physicians, not PAs or NPs.
Limit of 30 patients
Only treat patients in the same state physician is licensed
Hospital based physicians (ie. Emergency department) have no limit on the number they can prescribe.
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April 7, 2021
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Substance Use Task Force Member Survey
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Upcoming Live Trainings and outreach events
March 5, 2021 05:00 – 07:00 PST- Street Drugs Discussions: A deep dive on the regulation of stimulants
They will be discussing stimulant regulation, harm reduction and the use/misuse of these drugs. Furthermore, they will extrapolate on the role of pharmacists and policy makers to reduce the harms of stimulant use.
March 10, 2021 11:30-1200 PM- Meet the Partner: Saving Lives with Pharmacy Leaders
Pharmacists can play a meaningful role in supporting overdose prevention and linkages to treatment. The perception of a pharmacist as someone behind a counter counting out pills is outdated. Join the National Overdose Prevention Network (NOPN) for the next Web Forum in our Meet the Partner series for a live discussion with James Gasper, PharmD, a Board Certified Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder Pharmacist with the California Department of Health Care Services. We will speak with Dr. Gasper about the role of pharmacists, how to partner effectively, and what strategies look like in action. Register today and read more about Dr. Gasper’s story here.
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Check out upcoming webinars or archived recordings of past webinars
The Northeast Node of the Clinical Trials Network sponsors an academic bimonthly Science Series on the state of the science on addiction and integrated care models, occurring during the lunch hour from 12:00 to 1:00 PM EST, and is open to all health and mental health professionals. Continuing Education credits are available for medical professionals (1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits approved by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) and clinical professionals (1.0 CEU from the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation for allied mental health, substance abuse counselors, social workers) who attend the interactive session.
National Harm Reduction Coalition facilitates trainings around the country. We open our virtual doors to individuals and teams seeking training on important evidence-based harm reduction strategies.
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Recorded or On-Demand Trainings
Eastern Sierra Substance Use Conference (virtual)
This was an all-day event on December 2, 2020 with 6 speakers, 2 panel sessions (community and professional/community discussion). Topics ranging from MAT, harm reduction, stigma, perinatal substance use, hepatitis and so much more. Event was recorded, see recording link below.
(FYI: 1 hr break for lunch in middle)
This three-part presentation is designed to help you learn Motivational Interviewing and how to apply it in your practice. It discusses the core principles of Motivational Interviewing and provides case studies for practice.
Implicit Bias Training: UCLA Implicit training resource site. Take an implicit bias test, review recorded implicit bias training videos and other implicit bias training resources.
General training to review Naloxone, harm reduction measures and information about accessing services. This training is required for staff distributing Naloxone to community members through the Mono County Naloxone Distribution Program.
One of many talks at the Agents of Change Summit 2020
Canadian physician Gabor Maté is a specialist in terminal illnesses, chemical dependents, and HIV positive patients. Dr. Maté is a renowned author of books and columnist known for his knowledge about attention deficit disorder, stress, chronic illness and parental relations. His theme at TEDxRio+20 was addiction, from drugs to power. From the lack of love to the desire to escape oneself, from susceptibility of the being to interior power -- nothing escapes. And he risks a generic and generous prescription: "Find your nature and be nice to yourself.
Online curriculums/CEU opportunities
Specific to Providers/Nurses/first responders:
Archived Online Trainings and Resources
ACE's (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
ACE's Aware : The ACEs Aware initiative offers Medi-Cal providers training, clinical protocols, and payment for screening children and adults for ACEs. The two-hour online curriculum is easy to access for a wide range of health care professionals and will provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits.
Cannabis among youth: awareness and prevention- video recorded training (1hr 30min)
PRINCIPLES OF HARM REDUCTION (Video): Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs
Visit Mono County Tobacco Education Program website for cessation resources/trainings and Mono County Prevention Coalition website for meeting information and trainings.