Webinar | The Opioid Crisis and the Impact on Families.

The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Ohio Family and Children First, and with the support of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), presents a webinar on “First Episode Psychosis – Recognition and Recommendations for Treatment,” featuring Patti Fetzer, LISW-S, Director, BeST Center, Nicholas Dunlap, M.Ed., LPCC, Consultant Trainer, Heather Pokrandt, M.S.W., LISW-S, Consultant Trainer.The webinar was held Friday, August 18, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. 

To view webinar: https://cwru.zoom.us/j/355416413
Or Telephone: 1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)Meeting ID: 355 416 413

Here’s some of their talking points:

The opiate addict has 4 conditions: Drug sick, Money seeking (via mostly illegal, unsafe and complicated means)

Drug seeking (involving high risk individuals and situations), High.

The attunement impairment impacts attachment of child.  Rapid onset of this addiction means that attachment challenges vary depending on the age of the child when parent’s impairment begins.

We need to regularly assess attachment in children to most accurately design interventions.

We need to design parent interventions with this in mind.

This begins to explain why these youth are in higher levels of care and in care for longer periods of time.

I think you were going to present more of the biology of addiction, possibly the origins of the opiate problems, the impact on the individual, and the pathways to recovery.   Is this something you can do?

They were asked to focus on the impact on youth and families, and the child welfare system.



Ohio Drug Overdose Data: 2016 General Findings

Fentanyl and Related Drugs Like Carfentanil as well as Cocaine Drove Increase in Overdose Deaths

Ohio’s opioid epidemic continued to evolve in 2016 to stronger drugs, driving an increase in unintentional overdose deaths. The data shows a significant increase in overdose deaths involving the opioid fentanyl, the emergence of more powerful fentanyl-related drugs like carfentanil, and indications that cocaine was used with fentanyl and other opiates. The data also shows some promising progress – the fewest unintentional overdose deaths involving prescription opioids since 2009 (excluding deaths involving fentanyl and related drugs)

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Illegally produced fentanyl can be hundreds of times stronger than heroin, and carfentanil and other related drugs can be stronger than fentanyl.

In 2016, unintentional drug overdoses caused the deaths of 4,050 Ohio residents, a 32.8 percent increase compared to 2015 when there were 3,050 overdose deaths.

Fentanyl and related drugs were involved in 58.2 percent (2,357) of all unintentional drug overdose deaths in 2016. By comparison, fentanyl was involved in 37.9 percent (1,155) in 2015, 19.9 percent (503) in 2014, 4.0 percent (84) in 2013, and 3.9 percent (75) in 2012 (see Figures 1 and 2). With the emergence of carfentanil in 2016, the fentanyl-related drug was involved in 340 overdose deaths, most of them during the second half of the year. For males and females respectively, the largest number of fentanyl and related drug overdose deaths were among the 25-34 age group. (see Figure 3). The increase in fentanyl and carfentanil overdose deaths in 2016 corresponded with an increase in drug seizure reports by law enforcement (see Figure 4).

The number of cocaine-related overdose deaths rose significantly from 685 in 2015 to 1,109 in 2016 — a 61.9 percent increase (see Table 1). Of cocaine-related overdose deaths in 2016, 80.2 percent also involved an opiate, and 55.8 percent involved fentanyl and related opiates in particular.

The number of overdose deaths involving heroin remained relatively flat with 1,444 overdose deaths in 2016 compared to 1,424 in 2015.


Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health