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Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, Inc.


Serving Hall, Hamilton, Howard, & Merrick Counties







TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:45 a.m.)

COST: $145 per person
CEUs: 6 LADC - APPROVED! |  6 Criminogenic - APPROVED!

LOCATION: College Park, Ext. Rms 1&2 | 3180 W Hwy 34, Grand Island, NE

(Park on the north side of College Park for easiest access)

Space is limited. Please register by August 15th to ensure your seat and receive special door prize ticket!


Learning Objectives:

1. Discuss the opioid crisis from multiple viewpoints including pharmacological, psychotherapeutic and criminal justice perspectives.
2. Discuss the subjective experience of the opiate addict and understand what “normal’ means to them.
3. Describe the relationship between early life developmental trauma and opiate addiction including the inability to successfully manage negative feeling states.
4. Describe several psychotherapeutic techniques useful with opiate addicts.
5. Describe the use of pharmacological agents with the opiate-addicted population.
6. Discuss the importance of discharge planning, extended care and support necessary for many of those addicted from an early age, to reduce relapse and recidivism rates and increase the propensity for long-term recovery. 


Workshop Description:

The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, Heroin, and synthetic opioids such as
Fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total "economic burden" of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement. 


Heroin, fentanyl and its many analogues have taken over as the leading force behind opiate addiction, overdose, death and criminality. Treatment professionals, criminal justice officials, first responders and the community at large are deeply and negatively impacted by these powerful and deadly drugs.


This skills training event will introduce ways of understanding the opioid addict’s experience as engagement and all attempts at intervention must start here. Both psychotherapeutic and pharmacological management will be discussed. How and when can pharmacological approaches such as Buprenorphine, Naltrexone and Methadone be helpful in aiding recovery? The importance of discharge planning, “wrap-arounds” and extended care is critical for many of the younger addicts as they may not be candidates for rehabilitation but for habilitation. This training will take an honest look at a difficult-to-manage population and offer approaches designed to increase retention and enhance the possibility of long-term recovery.


Dr. Cardwell Nuckol's Bio:

Dr. Cardwell C. Nuckols is described as “one of the most influential clinical and spiritual trainers in North America.” Dr. Nuckols’ passion and mission is to assist in the integration of emerging scientific research with traditional spiritual and self-help knowledge. From this integration comes knowledge, inspiration, and technique helpful to those whose practice assists alcoholics, addicts and other mental health patients find healing and their personal road to recovery.


Dr. Nuckols is widely published, having authored more than 60 journal articles, 30 books and workbooks, 50 DVDs, CDs and videos, and 25 audiotape series. His latest publication is a best seller entitled The Ego-Less SELF: Achieving Peace and Tranquility Beyond All Understanding. Dr. Nuckols’ first book Cocaine: Dependency to Recovery, is also a trade bestseller, as are, his booklets Quitting Heroin, Quitting Alcohol and Quitting Marijuana (Hazelden). Click here to learn more about Dr. Nuckols.


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- Any cancellation is subject to at $25 processing fee.
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