According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) measuring overdose deaths from 2000 to 2014, the United States is experiencing an epidemic of drug overdose (poisoning) deaths. Since 2000, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses has increased 137%, including a 200% increase in the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids (opioid pain relievers and heroin).
In Ohio in 2016, there were 4,329 overall overdose deaths, representing an over 30% increase from the previous year. 2,296 deaths involved synthetic opiates (primarily fentanyl and excluding methadone) while 1,478 deaths involved heroin and 867 deaths involved Rx opioids. One bright spot is that deaths involving physician-prescribed opioids declined for the 5th straight year. This decline was matched by a four-year decline in opioids prescribed in Ohio over the last four years and a significant increase in prescription monitoring: Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS).
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 “Understanding Opioid Addiction and Pathways to Recovery,” providing an overview opiates, opioids, addiction, and some promising practices toward recovery and reduction of use. The webinar was presented by Michael Fox, LPCC-S, LCDC III, Consultant and Trainer: Center for Innovative Practices.
ALSO: View and learn more from our complementary webinar The Opioid Crisis and the Impact on Families
Perhaps Some Hope
One highlight from the webinar involves Monitoring the Future, a yearly, NIDA-funded survey conducted with thousands of 8th, 10th and 12th graders from around the country. It notes quite low levels – especially by comparison to 10-year peak levels of opioid use. MTF and NIDA Director, Nora Volkow, have observed that the current lower rates of opioid use by youth may be hopefully predictive as ‘they may well take their more cautious behaviors with them into their twenties and thirties. The current highest-risk group – young adults – demonstrated much higher rates of opioid use a decade ago while they were teens.
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About the Presenter
Michael Fox, LPCC-S, LCDC III, Consultant and Trainer, Center for Innovative Practice
Combining experiences from mental health and substance abuse direct treatment, systemic and contextual coordination, and teaching with research-driven data, Mike works with demonstrated practices to assist professionals and communities decrease risk to individuals and help families. He provides educational training and consultation to professionals working with youth and families with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues, including the Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment Model (ICT) model developed by the Center for Innovative Practices. Previously, Mike worked in the addictions field of counseling with adults and later provided treatment to co-occurring youth in home-based settings. Mike also teaches college courses in psychology, addictions and human development.
Presented by the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) and WraparoundOhio.org in partnership with: (To learn more, click on pic.)