Substance Abuse / Harm Reduction

 Addiction Training

— Offered by Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Social Work —

These two courses will provide participants with basic knowledge of how to identify, assess for, and treat substance use disorders. As rates of addiction, most notably opioid addiction, have risen to epidemic proportions, practitioners in all disciplines will encounter clients who are struggling with chemical dependency and/or who have been impacted by this disease. Having a tool kit for approaching this client group is important and relevant to the work that we, as helping professionals, do. The information will also be relevant for licensing/certification exams, and the training hours will count as CEU’s for re-certification.



Whitney Sarah Payne

Whitney Sarah Payne

Clinical Assistant Professor, LCSW, AADC
University of Arkansas

$45 per workshop

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Face-to-face at the
Global Campus Rogers



  • 10% discount for an alumni of the University of Arkansas School of Social Work
  • $5 discount if a participant signs up for both the morning and the afternoon sessions
*Only one discount per day per registrant. No refunds of the discount will be granted once registration is complete.

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Substance Use Disorders 101:
Risk Factors for Development, Identification and Assessment

Substance abuse disorders 101 will cover the risk factors for becoming chemically dependent along with a brief overview of the disease concept of addiction and how to assess and diagnose addiction based on DSM-V criteria.

9 am - 12 noon

3 hrs Social Work CEU


Harm Reduction Approaches and Medication Assisted Treatment

Harm Reduction Approaches and Medication Assisted Treatment will discuss both approaches and how these are being utilized both locally and in other states. Information will be included about needle exchange programs, safe injection sites, the use of test strips for drug potency, the distribution of Narcan, etc.. We will also discuss medication assisted treatment such as methadone, suboxone, and vivitrol and how these drugs can positively impact treatment outcomes.

1:30 pm - 4 pm

3 hrs Social Work CEU