"Today's Healthy Choices are Tomorrow's Healthy Outcomes."

Professional Development

and counseling services

1) Alcohol and other drug (AOD) education counseling for clients who failed employee drug testing or were arrested for a dui.

2) Professional Development on drug recognition and prevention for licensed clinicians.

1)  DRUG EDUCATION COUNSELING:

For licensed clinical mental health professionals who have assessed a client in need of drug education, Healthy Outcomes provides a one-on-one counseling session to educate your clients about alcohol and drugs.  A one hour session includes latest research on the effects of alcohol and other drugs on brain chemistry and addiction; impairment for workplace safety and driving; co-dependent mental health issues; the impact on physical health, mental health and socially accepted behavior.

This program has been awarded the National Service to Science Award by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in 2010.

Sessions can be tailored to individual client and clinician needs.  Services generally administered in clinicians office or conference room.  Other locations are negotiable to meet the client's needs.  Please contact us for more information.



2)  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DRUG RECOGNITION FOR LICENSED CLINICIANS:

"You hit it out of the ballpark!  We'd like to have you back again!" Helen Boyle, Riverside Community Care  


The White House’s new drug policy requires healthcare insurers to cover treatment for substance use disorders the same way they would other chronic diseases starting in 2014.

This is the latest step in a 21st Century approach to drug policy that focuses on addiction as a medical disease. The policy calls for a reduction of drug use by 12 to 17 year olds by 15% and a reduction of drug use by young adults age 18-25 by 10% by 2015 (page 3 of the 2013 National Drug Control Strategy).

Chapter 2 entitled “Seek Early Intervention Opportunities in Healthcare” states that catching substance abuse disorders early saves lives and money (page 14).  It calls for an increase in substance abuse screening in all settings of healthcare.  Healthcare networks are required to identify and make available professional trainings on substance abuse recognition (page 15-16).  Healthy Outcomes trains medical and treatment professionals to recognize the signs and symptoms of substance abuse quickly to increase early intervention and reduce addiction.


“The training for the Probation Officers was a more intensive review of information that we go over as part of our week long training. You obviously know your stuff and are well informed about the latest trends and the audience definitely saw you as an expert.” Richard O’Neil, Office of the Commissioner of Probation

Marilyn did a great job with such a large audience.  She really got the parent communication with children message across!  Great work!” Sophia O'Brien, Chief Probation Officer in Middlesex Probate & Family Court



Training Programs:
4-Hour Drug Abuse Recognition Training:  Full comprehensive program covers every drug commonly used and many less frequently seen.  Covers the desired effects to understand why the user is attracted to a particular drug; full physical effects, medical traits and behavioral signs; teaches how to measure impairment of each drug to document drug use.

2-Hour Drug Abuse Recognition Training:  Condensed version of the full program concentrating on the drugs that professionals are likely to encounter.  Covers the desired effects to understand why the user is attracted to a particular drug; full physical effects, medical traits and behavioral signs; teaches how to measure impairment of each drug to document drug use.

1-Hour Lunch Training on Drug Abuse:  A quick update on one drug area over lunch such as Marijuana and synthetic cannabinoids, "Bath Salts" and other designer drugs, or prescription drug abuse.  Covers the desired effects to understand why the user is attracted to a particular drug; full physical effects, medical traits and behavioral signs.

Contact us for more information.

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