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ADAD Training: Medical Aspects Related to Drugs of Abuse

Date/TimeFriday, February 14, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM HST (8:00-8:30 AM Registration)
Location: Kakuhihewa Building (ADAD) Room 111 A/B 601 Kamokila Blvd. Kapolei, HI 96707* (View Map)
*Parking is only available on the street surrounding the ADAD building. Carpooling is highly recommended.
Cost: $25.00 payable to CDFH by credit card through the registration site. 
Certificate: 6 hours ADAD approved.

Registration for this event has closed.

Learning Objectives:

  • SAMHSA Dimensions of Wellness Overview
  • Schedule of drugs
  • Common drugs of abuse
  • Drug categories, indications, contraindications
  • Select drugs and their medical use
  • Select drugs and risks associated with use/misuse
  • Review of comprehensive care components (lab, PE) related to SUD Tx setting
  • UDS notes

"Dave" Sprouse is a Primary Counselor, Ku Aloha Ola Mau, where he facilitates group in a range of topics including tobacco cessation, integrated wellness and interruptions in substance use. Dave manages a caseload of 50 Haumana delivering counseling with emphasis in total wellness and respect to ASAM dimensions. Dave holds dual masters degrees in Adult Education and Counseling Psychology.   Dave is certified in substance abuse counseling and career counseling and is a "Freedom From Smoking" Facilitator in conjunction with American Lung Association.

Target Audience:
LCSW, CSAC, CCJP, CCS, CSAPA and those that are applicants.

Registration payment via personal/cashiers, agency checks and money orders are accepted and may be mailed to:
Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii
Attn: Michelle Park
1130 N. Nimitz Hwy. Suite A259
Honolulu, HI 96817

April 2020

Apr 02 Thu
ADAD Training: Relapse Prevention
The purpose of this course is to provide relapse prevention tools for substance abuse counselors and mental health providers. Participants will identify potential risk factors, gain a basic understanding of developing relapse prevention plans, and evaluate effectiveness of relapse prevention strategies.

Kakuhihewa State Building ADAD Building, Room 111 A/B 601 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

Apr 03 Fri
ADAD Training: Self-Care Practices for Mental Health Professional
The importance of self-care for professionals entails continuously "looking after your own mental health and wellbeing so that you can more effectively support the young people you work with". Participants will be able to discuss the importance of self-care and impact - both positive and negative. Participants will also learn new skills to decrease burnout and stress-related illness, become more effective in the workplace. Also, apply these skills to everyday practice.

Kakuhihewa State Building ADAD Building - Room 111 A/B Kapolei, HI 96707

Apr 09 Thu
ADAD Training: Group Therapy

Participants will be able to: 1. Have a strong understating of the different types of groups available for treatment and post-treatment settings. 2. Confidently understand the levels of care and be familiar with the assessment criteria.  3 Identify group dynamics and facilitate group discussions in a creative way that helps all members feel included and validated.


Hawaii State Laboratory 2725 Waimano Home Rd. Pearl City, HI 96782

Apr 13 Mon
ADAD Training: HIV, Hepatitis, & STIs 101

Upon attending this training, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the transmission routes and prevention methods for viral hepatitis, HIV, and STDs.
2. List components of an effective risk assessment for sexually transmitted and other communicable disease.
3 Demonstrate risk reduction counseling techniques for people living with and at-risk for viral hepatitis, HIV, and STDs. 


Kakuhihewa State BuildingADAD Building, Room 111 A/B 601 Kamokila Blvd. Kapolei, HI 96707