Gateway Foundation Offers CE Workshops to Address “Opi-demic”

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Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment, a leading provider of substance abuse treatment, is proud to offer free continuing education with professional development webinars during the month of October 2013. Ideal for healthcare professionals, participants may log onto the 1-hour interactive webinar to learn more about opioid dependency and/or treatment options for heroin addiction while earning up to 2 continuing education (CE) credits.

According to The Illinois State Crime Commission, heroin use in Illinois is an epidemic.

Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment, a leading provider of substance abuse treatment, is proud to offer free continuing education with professional development webinars during the month of October 2013. Ideal for healthcare professionals, participants may log onto the 1-hour interactive webinar to learn more about opioid dependency and/or treatment options for heroin addiction while earning up to 2 continuing education (CE) credits.

According to The Illinois State Crime Commission, heroin use in Illinois is an epidemic. Furthermore, Illinois is one of 16 states where more people die of drug overdoses than car accidents. To address these concerning drug trends, Gateway Foundation is taking action by increasing awareness about opioid and heroin abuse. Unaware of The Good Samaritan Law or never heard of naloxone “the overdose drug,” then this is an opportunity to get informed about the most serious drug issue facing Illinois today.

Webinar participants will hear directly from Gateway Foundation experts about advanced treatment options for opioid abuse and gain insight into the heroin epidemic in Illinois. On October 10 and October 24 from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Gateway Foundation Medical Director Dr. John Larson will cover best practices in integrated treatment for opioid and heroin dependence, which includes the use of medication to address withdrawal symptoms. On October 22 and October 30 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Gateway Foundation Swansea Clinical Supervisor Amy Warren will present on opioid usage trends, signs and symptoms of heroin abuse and how concerned families and friends can save lives.

Each participant must individually log into his or her respective webinar for the duration of the 1-hour session to be eligible for 1 CE. Space is limited; to sign up for one or both webinars, please visit RecoverGateway.org/resources/webinars/.

About Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment
Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment is Illinois' largest provider of substance abuse treatment, providing services for adolescents and adults at treatment centers throughout the state and the St. Louis Metro East area. Gateway is licensed by the state of Illinois and accredited by The Joint Commission, the leading accrediting organization for hospitals and behavioral healthcare organizations. Each year, Gateway Foundation helps thousands of individual's successfully complete treatment. To learn more about Gateway Foundation's free and confidential consultation, call 877-505-HOPE (4673).

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