Synthetics 06-20-14


Synthetic Drugs | June 20, 2014

registration at 8:00am | training from 9:00am – 12:00pm

Cri Help, Inc. 11027 Burbank Blvd., N. Hollywood, CA 91601


Beth Rutkowski received her Master of Public Health degree, with an emphasis on epidemiology and quantitative methods, from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Public Health. She has been associated with UCLA’s Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) since December 2000, and currently serves as the Associate Director of Training. The majority of Ms. Rutkowski’s time is devoted to the SAMHSA-supported Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Training Center, where she directs workforce development activities and develops training packages based on evidence-based substance use disorders research and targeted to the community at large. In addition, she organizes and conducts conferences and trainings throughout the Pacific Southwest region (Region 9, covering AZ, CA, HI, NV, and the six U.S. Affiliated Pacific Jurisdictions) on scientifically validated interventions and topics, such as substance use disorders research and policy, methamphetamine abuse, synthetic drugs, process improvement strategies to improve client engagement and retention in treatment, SBIRT, HIV and drug abuse, substance abuse epidemiology, medication-assisted treatment, and best practices in addiction treatment.

06-20 synthetics agenda | pdf

08:00 09:00 Registration & pre-test
09:00 09:40 Key Characteristics and Effects of Synthetic Drugs
09:40 10:20 Neurobiology of Synthetic Drug Use; Differential Impact of Synthetic Drugs vs. “Classic” Illicit Drugs
10:20 10:35 BREAK
10:35 11:15 Strategies for Communicating with Patients who Use Synthetic Drugs
11:15 12:00 Case Studies, Sample Treatment Protocols, and Concluding Thoughts
12:00     post-test & sign-out



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