Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division Training: Harmful Drugs and Suicide

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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division Training: Harmful Drugs and Suicide

Date/Time: Friday, June 28, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM HST (8:30-9:00 AM Registration)
Location: Kakuhihewa Building (ADAD) Room 111 A/B 601 Kamokila Blvd. Kapolei, HI 96707 (View map)
Cost: $25.00 payable to CDFH by credit card through the registration site. Personal/cashiers, agency checks and money orders are accepted. For more info on payment, see inquiries below.
 
Registration for this event has closed.
Continuing education: 6 hrs. ADAD approved
 
Overview:
As anti-depressants became more commonly prescribed for anxiety and depression, there are reports of patients' suicidal thoughts and actions becoming more alarming to medical physicians and psychiatrists. This training we will explore harmful medications/drugs that may be the cause for high-risk idealizations that lead to suicide. The training will cover prescribed medications such anti-depressants and anti-anxiety to include abuse of illicit drugs with an individual with a mental health disorder. This training will also provide information on proper use of medications and the hazards of drug abuse. 
 
Facilitator:
Brent Oto, MA, CPS is the current Suicide Prevention Program Manager for the Army Substance Abuse Program. He has worked with military and civilian populations for over 20 years. He has conducted numerous trainings and education services for military members, civilians and families.
 
Target Audience:
Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CSAC), Certified Prevention Specialists (CPS), and applicants; those with other ADAD professional credentials (CCS, CSAPA, CCJP); and anyone involved in the human services field.
 
Questions: Contact Michelle Park Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific Center for Excellence 808-545-3228 ext. 37 or at mpark@drugfreehawaii.org
 
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