Volume 23 | November 2021
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As we collectively pause to give thanks this month, we want to take a moment to thank YOU, our CADTP Counselors. Thank you for being a part of our community. Your work gives us purpose.

We know how important you are to your clients, company, community, and family. We strive to make your new certification, renewal, and transfer processes as easy as possible so you can get back to the awesome things you do.

We wish you and yours the very best Thanksgiving Holiday!
November Newsletter Highlights:

  • CADTP Fall Conference recap: enjoy the pictures and download materials
  • Learn about transferring credentials from out-of-state
  • Learn about the MAT Echo Clinic (recurring event)
  • CEU by Net offers an annual subscription
  • Downloadable resources including resources for telehealth and drug use, suicide trends and prevention, non-English patient materials, RX and pain handout, and a research paper on overdose trends during COVID
  • Take the Poll at the bottom of the newsletter - we value your feedback!

We hope you enjoy this month's articles, events, and resources!

Stay well and be safe,

CADTP Fall Conference Recap
Powerful presenters, educational breakout sessions, and networking opportunities made the CADTP Fall Conference a highlight of the year!
130 SUD professionals attended the CADTP Fall Conference which featured four keynote speakers, six facilitated workshops, and 11 topics that filled the 2-day event with education and networking opportunities.

Highlights Include

Craig French, CADTP Board Chair presented Barbara Aday-Garcia, CADTP Executive Director, with a statue in recognition and appreciation for her leadership and resourcefulness for CADTP.

Tracy Langlands, DHCS, opened the conference with a powerful overview of California's overdose and addiction crisis, the MAT Expansion project, and California's approach to improving treatment and saving lives.

Slide decks for the presenters are available in the article at the link below, as available, and with the permission of the presenter.

Mark your calendar for the CADTP Spring Conference on May 18 & 19, 2022 in Palm Springs, California at the La Quinta.
Barbara Aday-Garcia, CADTP Executive Director, and Craig French, CADTP Board Chair. Ms. Aday-Garcia received a sculpture from the Board in appreciation of her leadership and resourcefulness. The sculpture was created by Mr. French, a pop-Constructivist sculptor, whose brilliant pieces have gained an international audience.

"There are very special people on the Board of Directors. I'm very honored to receive this." - Barbara Aday-Garcia
SUD Certification Transfers
Transferring Credentials from Out-of-State
Reciprocity is the process of transferring counseling credentials to a new certifying agency.
Reciprocity is a process that allows SUD Counselors to transfer their credentials to a new certifying agency. This happens when a counselor moves to a different state, a certifying agency loses its credentials, or the counselor decides, for another reason, to make a change.

The certifying agency is responsible for all aspects of managing registration and certification requirements and government regulations for counselors to ensure a licensed and educated workforce.

Upcoming Online Events
November 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
Recurring Event - A one-hour clinic will be held every fourth Monday from 12-1 pm PT.
The purpose of this one-hour web training is to provide physicians, nurses, and other health care providers an opportunity to 1) learn about medications for addiction treatment (MAT) as well as evidence-based practices in treating patients with OUD and 2) participate in case-based learning focused on medication-assisted treatment. Register
Featured CEU Provider
CEU by Net
Your online source for behavioral health CEUs.

CEU by Net offers more than 185 credit hours, licensed or approved as an acceptable source of Continuing Education by NBCC, NAADAC, IC&RC, EACC, CADTP. With the purchase of their Annual Subscription for $49.00, you can enroll in UNLIMITED courses on our website, take the quizzes, and download your certificates - at no additional charge.
Resources for the SUD Counselor
Supporting Telehealth and
Technology-assisted Services
for People Who Use Drugs:
A Resource Guide
During the pandemic, many organizations that provide care to people who use drugs (PWUD) quickly transitioned from in-person care to telehealth and technology-assisted services. To better support organizations that provide care to PWUD, the National Council, with support from the CDC, developed this resource guide organized by five strategies to address implementation challenges and leverage these advances to improve the health and wellness of PWUD.

California Suicide and Self-Harm Trends in 2020
The purpose of this data brief is to highlight trends in suicide and self-harm in California (CA) during 2020, which is when COVID-19 was officially declared a global pandemic. Differences in suicide and self-harm by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and mechanism of death/injury are examined. These trends are being shared to facilitate the adaptation and implementation of data-driven strategies to prevent death and injury in groups that are identified as being at risk of suicide and self-harm.

Also, visit the Suicide Prevention Program with valuable resources for the prevention of suicide. Brought to you by the California Department of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) Branch.
CA Bridge - Translated Patient Materials for SUD Now Available
A great resource for non-English speaking clients! CA Bridge just introduced a wealth of patient handouts/materials dealing with substance use for Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified).

Click on the image to download a handy PDF of all materials available, or go to their website directly: CA Bridge Translated Materials.
RX Pain Medications - Know the Options. Get the Facts.
As we know, prescription use can lead to addiction. Help your clients who manage chronic or other pain to get the facts on pain management with this handout from SAMHSA.
RESEARCH PAPER: Growing racial/ethnic disparities in overdose mortality before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in California
As overdose mortality is spiking during the COVID-19 pandemic, few race/ethnicity-stratified trends are available. This is of particular concern as overdose mortality was increasing most rapidly in Black and Latinx communities prior to the pandemic. This scientific research paper used quarterly, age-standardized overdose mortality rates from California to assess trends by race/ethnicity and drug-involved over time.
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The CADTP Counselor Website
A Resource for ALL CADTP Counselors!
Visit the CADTP Counselors Website for all the information you need to become a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselor, renew your certification, find a job and so much more!

Check out all of the resources on the CADTP Counselors' Website
CADTP's DUI Member Website
CADTP.org has a new look!
If you haven't had a chance to check out the new website for the California Association of DUI Treatment Programs, now is the time!

If your company is a CADTP member, take a moment to claim and update your listing in the member directory.
A new feature allows members to claim their listing to add service descriptions, photos, social media links, and more! Check it out at Find a DUI Program.
CADTP Customer Care
Holiday Schedule
The CADTP office will be closed on the following days:

  • November 25 & 26, 2021
  • December 24, 2021
  • December 31, 2021
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