Volume 28 | June 2022
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The summer solstice is today, marking the first day of the season for sunny days, vacations, swimming, BBQs, and fun! We hope that your Summer is the best ever!

Keep reading to find great information in this month's edition of the CADTP Counselor's Newsletter, focused on you, the California SUD Counselor!

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Feature Articles
June is National LBGTQ+ Month
Throughout June, Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall riots in Manhattan in 1969 and rallies support for the LGBTQIA community. Communities across the country hold parades, workshops, celebrations, and concerts. Marches for civil rights and awareness take place.

While this month is a time for remembering those who paved the way for the LGBTQA community and who continue to do so, it's also a time to look at how this community is affected by substance abuse.

Several surveys indicate a clear link between people who identify as LGBTQ+ and increased substance misuse risk.

People in the LGBTQ+ community are more likely to experience social stigma, discrimination, rejection, abuse and ostracism from society and even their families. People who identify as anything but heterosexual often face more challenges in their life, in addition to daily stressors, and as a result are at a higher risk of developing mental health and substance use disorders. Read on for an excellent, medically reviewed article, 'LGBTQ+ Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resources' by Megan Hull, The Recovery Village.
June is PTSD Awareness Month
National PTSD Awareness Month is observed annually in June. The month is dedicated to raising awareness about the condition and how to access treatment. June 27th is also National PTSD Awareness Day

According to the National Center for PTSD, between 7 and 8 percent of the population will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during their lifetime.

Men, women, and children can experience PTSD as a result of trauma in their lives. Events due to combat, accidents, disasters, and abuse are just a few of the causes of PSTD. No matter the reason, PTSD is treatable, but not everyone seeks treatment. There are resources available to help diagnosis PTSD and get help. There is no shame in seeking assistance.
National PTSD Awareness Month is a campaign supported by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Use #PTSDAwarenessMonth to share support, resources, and follow on social media.
Training Events
Medication-Assisted Treatment
If you are interested in learning about Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and how it fits into the treatment plan, this virtual event may be for you!

This training will provide an overview of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): 
• Basics of MAT and MAT options 
• Importance of doing MAT in the emergency department (ED) and hospitals 
• Workups and labs 
• Office/ED/hospital induction vs. home induction 
• Withdrawal management vs maintenance treatment 
• Monitoring 

The Use of Technology to Stalk
Stalkers are creative criminals who use –and misuse –a variety of technologies to locate, surveil and monitor their victims. This webinar will address common technologies utilized by stalkers, discuss documentation strategies as well as identify effective safety-planning strategies

Pre-Registration Required: 

(Not Qualified for CEUs)
Learning Objectives
By the end of this webinar, participants will be better able to: 
  • Discuss the prevalence, impact and behaviors in stalking cases
  • Identify common technologies misused by perpetrators
  • Identify strategies to document stalking and preserve technological evidence
  • Discuss strategies to enhance safety of stalking victims
Hosted in partnership with SPARC -Stalking Prevention, Awareness, & Resource Center & the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, One Safe Place – The North County Family Justice Center, and the San Diego Domestic Violence Council
Feature CEU and Education Providers
AGMC offers online training courses for SUD Counselors.
Benefits of the AGMC Training Platform

  • Easy to navigate online platform.
  • Audio is available for every course.
  • Certificate of Completion.
  • Personal account with access to purchased courses and certificates.
  • Low cost. Earn your CEUs without breaking the bank!
Are you ready to re-certify and need a few more CEUs? AGMC offers a 3-hour Ethics and Confidentiality Course for just $15. Get it here: Ethics and Confidentiality Online Course for California SUD Counselors.
Resources for the SUD Counselor
Click on the images below to download the handouts.
If you are preparing for the IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor Exam, this is the resource for you!
Did you miss the survey results? Download the report for all the great details about how your certification agency is doing for you!
Check out all of the resources on the CADTP Counselors' Website
Did you know?
The Summer Solstice
The term solstice comes from the Latin word solstitium, meaning 'the Sun stands still.' This is because, on this day, the Sun reaches its southernmost position as seen from the Earth. The Sun seems to stand still at the Tropic of Capricorn and then reverses its direction.

On this day, the Sun rises farthest left on the horizon and sets at its rightmost possible spot. Sunlight strikes places in your home that get illuminated at no other time! It's also the longest day of the year. And who doesn't love a little extra daylight? Enjoy your Summer Solstice, and the Summer season!
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