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Substance Use

Opioid Overdose Recognition and Response - NARCAN Training


with Nancy Rice

Calendar Jun 17, 2021 at 10 am

Overdose is the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States--surpassing car accidents. With the recent increase in opioid overdoses, it is more important than ever to know to recognize and respond to an overdose. Attendees will:

  • Gain a better understanding of opioids and how they work
  • Learn the scope of the opioid epidemic locally and nationally
  • Identify the signs of an overdose
  • How to respond to an overdose
  • How to administer the life-saving opioid medication NARCAN nasal spray. (Note: NARCAN kits will not be provided. How/where to obtain NARCAN will be discussed.)
  • Understand Florida's overdose prevention laws

The trainingis provided by LSF Health Systems State Opioid Response Project Team Lead. Groups may request a specialized training by emailing the presenter, Nancy Rice, at  

Training will be offered virtually on Thurs, June 17th from 10am - 11:30am. A Zoom link will be sent at least 48 hours in advance. For questions, email



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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder


with Akiva Daum, MD

Calendar Jun 21, 2021 at 10 am

The data supports the use of MAT as an evidence-based practice for opioid use disorder (OUD), but prescribing is only half the battle. Even with successful prescribing, individuals can struggle with lack of understanding about their diagnosis, chronicity of the condition, the need for continued treatment, and developing coping strategies. Both societal and self-imposed stigma play an important role in utilizing MAT. In this presentation, you will be empowered through education about the mechanics of MAT. Ample time will be provided for Q &A during this engaging training. Attendees will gain knowledge about:

  • MAT medications including buprenorphine, Naltrexone-ER, and Methadone
  • How to properly take these medications (to improve and educate your clients), how they work, what they do and don't do
  • How to recognize intoxication or withdrawal and what appropriate communications are necessary to provide to the medical team
  • How to work through stigma
  • Additional ways to support individuals receiving MAT for OUD

Presenter's Bio:

Training is provided by Akiva M. Daum, MD, FAPA, who provides expertise as a prescriber consultant for the Opioid Response Network, through a SAMHSA funded grant and as a facilitator of MAT Waiver Trainings for prescribers with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Daum received his Bachelor of Science in microbiology and molecular biology from the University of Central Florida and his medical degree from the University of South Florida, College of Medicine. Dr. Daum went on to complete his residency in general psychiatry and addiction fellowship through Boston University School of Medicine. He currently serves as the psychiatrist with Kimmel Psychology. He is also an investigator with the Clinical Research Center of Florida. He has the opportunity to work with patients with a variety of backgrounds and mental health conditions using innovative and evidence-based techniques.

Dr. Daum's special interests include community and provider education, program development and ways to improve access to treatment for patients with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. He has studied and implemented the use of the shared medical appointment model, treatment of patients with co-occurring chronic pain and addiction and the use of medication assisted treatments for substance use disorders. Previously, in his role as Director of Addiction Services for Chrysalis Health and Harmony Hills, he worked to develop and expand upon already existing addiction services for the South Florida Community.

The intended audience includes clinical and medical professionals (e.g.: counselors, social workers, nurses, psychologists, certified addiction counselors, case managers). However, anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of MAT is welcome to attend. The training will contain clinical language, such as mental health diagnoses and treatment modalities.

Mon, June 21, 2021, from 10am - 12pm. A Zoom link will be sent at least 48 hours prior to the training. If you have questions, contact Nancy Rice at:

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