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Substance Use

Trauma-Informed Care: Considering Both the Client and Clinician


with Scott Luetgenau, MSW

Calendar Mar 15, 2021 at 10 am

The introduction of fentanyl and other dealdy analogues has changed the stakes of addiction treatment, the environment in which individuals receive care, and the way clinicians work. Organizations must provide safe spaces for clinicians to feel supported and valued as deaths by opioids continue to ravage our communities. This presentation will explore operational and cultural shifts organizations must make to better assist individuals they serve, clinicians, and other staff members navigating loss. We will take a look at other fields, such as hospice and the historical work done with the HIV/AIDS epidemic, to assess opportunities for learning. The sustainability and development of the healthcare field depends upon our ability to help clinicians and the individuals they serve process their experiences. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the research around exposure to traumatic events and their negative impact
  • Examine the changing culture around drug use, diseases of despair, and access to treatment
  • Explore strategies to create safe sanctuaries for both clinicians and clientele.
  • Explore micro and macro-level interventions to create workforce sustainability and planned mechanisms for healing and learning

Presenter's Bio:  Scott Luetgenau, MSW, created Gatespring Consulting to positively impact the field and its leaders while supporting and strengthening the future of individuals served. He is in long-term recovery, is a social worker, and also an addiction specialist. Scott serves as Co-Chair for the North Carolina Substance Use Disorder Federation and as the Deputy Director for Addiction Professionals of NC.

Intended Audience:  includes clinicians and medical professionals (e.g. counselors, peer support specialists, social workers, nurses, psychologists, certified addiction counselors, case managers). However, anyone interested in this topic is welcome to attend. 

Mon. March 15, 2021 from 10am - 12 pm. A Zoom link will be sent within 48 hours of the training. 

For questions, contact Nancy Rice at

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Opioid Overdose Recognition and Response - NARCAN Training


with Nancy Rice

Calendar Apr 15, 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, April 15th from 10am - 11:30am. For questions, email



Rural Substance Abuse & Mental Health Summit


with Lesley Hersey

Calendar May 13, 2021 at 8 am

Rural communities are faced with challenges different than those of more urban areas. Resources are limited, especially when it comes to programs for substance abuse recovery and mental health services for those we love. However, rural communities possess qualities and hidden gems that other areas do not. This summit will focus on discovering those hidden gems and enhancing the strengths your community contains to improve services for those struggling with substance abuse, mental health problems or suicidal thoughts, including the role the local church plays in the health of our community.

Keynote presenters: Bethanie Tucker from the Aha Process, and Tanner & Andrea Clemonts from Tennesse. 

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