A Walk In Their Shoes: Anti-Stigma and Naloxone Training

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Starts On: Fri, 4/30/2021: 12:00 AM
Ends On: Sat, 4/30/2022: 11:59 PM
Type: Internet Activity Enduring Material
Credits: 2.25
This content includes three presentations that share the speakers' stories of substance use disorder lived experience, including experiences with stigma, harm reduction methods, and medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) / Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) as best practice when possible. A Naloxone training, provided by the Egyptian Health Department, concludes the material. The goal is to increase participants' knowledge of and awareness of personal and community stigma towards persons with substance use disorders, as well as harm reduction methods and MOUD/MAT as best practice and the corresponding positive impacts on morbidity and mortality rates.

Disclosure: None of the speakers or planners have financial relationships to disclose.

ACCREDITATION: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and SIH SUPPORT Grant Program. The SIU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT: The SIU School of Medicine designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Objectives: At the conclusion, learners will be able to:
  1. Identify stigma associated with drug use and addiction.
  2. Describe harm reduction as best practice for wellness.
  3. Empower people to define their personal recovery through harm reduction education and connection.
  4. Explain the impact of legal and illegal opioids in their community.
  5. Recognize the signs of an overdose.
  6. Access and administer life-saving, opioid reversal medication.

Additional Information: You will need a password to view the video. The password is: Anti-Stigma

Sponsor: Development of this content was funded by the SIH SUPPORT Grant Program, in partnership with the Healthy Southern Illinois Delta Network's Franklin Williamson Substance Misuse Coalition and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.


Luke Tomsha, The Perfectly Flawed Foundation
Ms. Jen Nagel, The Porchlight Collective
Mike Tyson, Take Action Today
Chris Dennis, MFA, Egyptian Health Department

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