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On September 19, from 10 AM - 2 PM, Metro Drug Coalition and American Addiction Centers will host the Third Annual Knox County Recovery Resource Fair at Central United Methodist Church, located at 201 3rd Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917.
The purpose of the event is to provide comprehensive resources to those in or seeking recovery and those who work with individuals in or seeking recovery. Over 40 vendors will be present to connect attendees who are in or searching for recovery resources in Knox County. The fair will also be providing FREE Hep A shots from Knox County Health Department and FREE and CONFIDENTIAL Hep C and HIV Testing from Choice Health Network.
The event is open to any person currently in or pursuing recovery. There is no RSVP required to attend. Please feel free to share the flyer below or share the event on Facebook here.
Dr. Nicholas Hayes – Using Measurement-Based Practices to treat Psychological Disorders is a look at the history of tracking success rates and how new technology and measurement tools are making the process more accurate. It also looks at how these same tools can be used as a predictor of new acute psychological episodes and drug relapses.
Amanda Lewis, LCSW – Etiology, Assessment and a 3rd Wave Approach to Treating Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders looks at how people’s beliefs about the cause of addiction influences how we treat our clients. It also looks at the assessment process and how it and a patient’s drug of choice can be used to identify underlying psychological disorders.
The cost is $30.00 for those needing education credits and $15.00 for general admission tickets. Lunch will be included. All proceeds will be donated to Metro Drug Coalition.
To raise awareness about NAS across Tennessee, we are asking individuals to wear Pearls and Bowties for Babies on Friday, October 4. We encourage you to invite your family, friends and coworkers can participate and post their photos on social media using the hashtag #NASMONTHTN.
During the month of October, Tennessee is observing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Awareness Month. Over the last decade, opioid use in the United States and Tennessee has rapidly increased, causing an alarming number of babies born with NAS, a set of withdrawal symptoms a newborn may experience as a result of prenatal exposure to prescription drugs or heroin.
A suggested post could be as simple as, "A baby's life shouldn't begin with detox. I'm wearing my pearls/bowtie today to support NAS awareness in TN. #NASMONTHTN"
We look forward to seeing your photos on Friday, October 4! Please invite your friends to join us!
SBIRT Training: October 25
This training will equip providers, nurse practitioners, nurses, residents and office managers to: understand the disease process of addiction, recognize the risk factors and causes of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, understand the process of SBIRT (an evidence-based screening tool) to assess risk for substance abuse in patients, and learn ways to implement and administer brief interventions.
Pre-registration is required for all participants to ensure an accurate number for lunch. There is a $20 fee to attend.