Volume 28 | April 2022
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Spring has Sprung! We hope that the turn of the season fills you with inspiration as nature renews itself once again, right on schedule.

This newsletter includes an impactful video in the fight against fentanyl: Dead on Arrival by Dominic TiernoI, The best way to spread awareness about fentanyl, in our state and nation, is to educate our communities. This video is a great way to start a conversation with your friends, family members, and associates about the dangers of fentanyl. It is free of all copyright protections and available in English and Spanish.

April Newsletter Highlights:

  • VOID: Victims of Illicit Drugs
  • AB 2466 Legislation - Sign the Petition
  • 6 Steps to Your SUD Certification
  • New Specialty Credential from CADTP
  • CADTP Conference Registration
  • CEU and SUD Education Providers
  • National Take-Back Day is April 30
  • More Downloadable Resources

Be well and enjoy your day!

Feature Articles
Fentanyl Awareness and Education
VOID Spokespersons: Jaime Puerta, Steve Filson, and Amy Neville

This month CADTP hosted two virtual training sessions with VOID, Victims of Illicit Drugs, a California non-profit organization dedicated to fentanyl awareness and education.

Amy Neville and Steven Filson, two of the founders of the organization, shared their personal stories of loss and pain when their children died after unknowingly ingesting fentanyl. The video Dead on Arrival, was featured in the training and left the audience deeply touched by the tragedies and statistics presented in the documentary.
Dead on Arrival is available in English and Spanish and is free of all copyright or distribution limits. You may freely share this video to raise awareness of the dangers of fentanyl.
Fentanyl Poisoning Prevention Act - AB 2246
The parent organization Victims of Illicit Drugs (VOID), who speaks on behalf of their loved ones who can no longer speak for themselves, is asking parents across California to sign a petition asking the legislature to increase penalties to deter traffickers from poisoning kids with fentanyl.

The petition was launched at a press conference hosted by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris who is authoring Assembly Bill 2246 and Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes, the sponsor of the legislation seeking to appropriately align penalties for fentanyl trafficking and cut this deadly drug off at its source.

Jaime Puerta, the President of VOID said, “Far too many children, exactly like my 16 year old son Daniel, are being deceived to death by these nefarious actors who knowingly and willingly peddle this poison disguised as pharmaceutical grade trademarked pills to unsuspecting children and they’re getting away with Murder. AB2246 addresses the need in keeping these Murderers accountable for their actions.” READ MORESIGN THE PETITION
Six Steps to Your SUD Counselor Certification
Congratulations on your decision to become a Certified SUD Counselor!
When it comes to addiction, substance abuse counselors provide a necessary support system for individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, and other behavioral issues.

By forming a relationship based on trust with their patients, counselors can provide the support that addicts need in order to be able to recover from their addiction.

Counselors in this field help addicts manage both short-term crises related to their addiction as well as long-term recovery management problems ranging from immediate medical intervention all the way through supporting them manage long term recovery.

New Specialty Credential from CADTP!
DUI Treatment Counselor Credential (DUITCC)

This all-new experiential-based DUI Treatment Counselor Credential (DUITCC) supports the certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor to highlight their education, knowledge, and experience in driving under the influence offender treatment.

Meet your DUITT education requirements online with the all-new virtual course from AGMC Services: Title 9 California Code of Regulation for Programs for Alcohol and Drug Impaired Drivers
Medication-Assisted Treatment Counselor (MATCC) Specialty Credential

The experiential-based Medication-Assisted Treatment Counselor Credential (MATCC) supports the certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor to highlight their education, knowledge, and experience in medication-assisted treatment.

CADTP Spring Conference 2022
The Power of You!
May 18 & 19, 2022 • Palm Springs

Expanding SUD Counselor skills and knowledge to meet the ever-changing terrain of substance use disorder treatment.
Virtual Training
Strategies for Advancing the Health Equity Agenda Forward

This training will help participants gain a greater understanding of the benefits of developing a health equity agenda and how to move that agenda forward. The barriers and strategies for achieving health equity will be explored and discussed. Click on the Image to Download the flyer.

CEU and Education Providers

The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) is a behavioral health consultancy for systems, organizations, and providers who desire to improve outcomes for people with mental health and substance use challenges.

CIBHS offers a wide array of high-quality virtual and in-person behavioral health conferences, workshops and trainings, and on-demand courses.
Complete your initial and continuing education requirements for certification and licensure conveniently and affordably with quality distance learning courses.

The Center for Addiction Studies and Research is a nationally and internationally recognized provider of distance learning coursework for those seeking certification and recertification in the chemical dependency field.
Resources for the SUD Counselor
Help out a fellow AOD Clinician. Complete a survey and enter to win a gift card. Download the Flyer.
Check out all of the resources on the CADTP Counselors' Website
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