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Opioid Crisis Online/Virtual Workshop
October 3, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Intersection of COVID-19 and the Opioid Crisis
How Can the Church Respond?
An Online Workshop Sponsored
The Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse of the Diocese of New Jersey
Saturday, October 3, from 9:30AM to 1:30 PM
To Register: Call 609-921-2420 e-mail ParishAdmin@allsaint.org
You will receive a Zoom Invitation via your e-mail to attend the Workshop
All Saint’s Episcopal Church, Princeton, New Jersey
16 All Saint’s Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, 609-921-2420
Web Site: www.allsaintsprinceton.org
When the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the United States, many of us forgot our nation was in the middle of another public health crisis: The Opioid Epidemic.
The Opioid Epidemic, killing tens of thousands of Americans per year, along with other addictive behaviors and mental illness, has only intensified over the past few months of Pandemic.
Join us for a critical conversation for the Church, as we live into the Baptismal promise to respect the dignity of every human being.
Internationally known clinician, researcher and physician, Dr. Arnold Washton, a specialist in the assessment and treatment of Opioid Addiction, will present on nature of Opioid Addiction: what it is; how to recognize symptoms of it; how to respond to it; above all, how to break the stigma around it.
We will also have a presentation on Narcon training, a life-saving intervention for those who may be manifesting symptoms of Opioid Overdose.
The Workshop will be grounded in prayer and the Daily Office of the Episcopal Church.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Arnold Washton, MD
A widely known clinician, researcher, and published book author, Dr. Arnold M. Washton has dedicated his professional career to developing flexible individualized approaches to treating substance abuse and related mental health problems.
He has directed both inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment programs in New York, New Jersey, and Florida.
He has served on the faculty of the NYU School of Medicine in the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and as substance abuse advisor to the White House Office of Drug Abuse Policy, the US Food and Drug Administration, special committees of the US Senate and House of Representatives, the NYC Mayor’s Office, professional sports teams, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the New York State Senate.
A prolific writer, he has published over 50 articles in scientific journals and nine books including a self-help book “Willpower’s Not Enough” (HarperCollins) and a professional textbook “Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice” (Guilford Publications).
Dr. Washton is licensed to practice psychology in the states of New Jersey, New York, and Florida and holds national proficiency certification in addiction psychology from the American Psychological Association.