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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Hooked on Heroin: The Opioid Epidemic Facing Our State

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/continuinged/hooked.html

Certificate Course

This program is offered through a partnership with the College of Allied Health & Nursing, Department of Health Science.

Information Center

Friday, April 27, 2018
9:00-11:00 AM
CSU 245

Our country is currently facing an opioid epidemic. In 2016, 64,000 Americans lost their lives to opioid overdose- that is 175 per day, 7 people per hour. This presentation will outline how we have gotten to this point. It will define what an opioid is, the historical context of heroin and prescription opioids, the most prevalent uses, and how people get to the point of addiction and overdose. It will provide an overview of current measures our state is taking to combat this crisis, treatment strategies, as well as discuss what knowledge and tools you can bring back to your work settings. Audience discussion is encouraged!

2 CEUs approved by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for LADCs and LPCCs
 

Presenters

Dr. Jennifer Londgren, LMFT, NCC
Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Alcohol & Drug Studies
Department of Health Science
Minnesota State University, Mankato
 

Dr. Thad Shunkwiler, LMFT, LPCC, RPT, ACS, CCMHC
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Science
Minnesota State University, Mankato
 

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion issued by Minnesota State University, Mankato.
 


 

Contact Information

Continuing Education & Professional Development
Office Phone: 507-389-1094
Toll Free: 1-800-311-3142
General Email: cepd@mnsu.edu
Fax: 507-389-6379