The program provides training for those who wish to maintain or begin a career in the field of alcohol and chemical dependency counseling. Special efforts are made to assist participants meeting or exceeding the educational requirements set forth by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) for the Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) designation and the Credentialed Prevention Professional (CCP) and Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS). For more information on CASAC go to: http://www.oasas.ny.gov/ .
Fall 2013 Training Schedule
Current Trends in Substance Abuse: Opiates, Synthetic Marijuana, and Bath Salts
Friday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Alfred Lake Lodge 
In recent years, there has been an increased use of prescription opiates as well as a resurgence of heroin use. In addition new synthetic marijuana and “bath salts” have become widespread. This presentation will review the pharmacology, prevalence, and legal issues related to these substances.
Presenter: Steve Hanson, Associate Commissioner of Treatment and Practice Innovation for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Steve has been with OASAS since April 2001 when he was appointed as the Director at our John L. Norris Addiction Treatment Center in Rochester. In 2007, he was named Director of the Bureau of Addiction Treatment Centers, and in 2009 he was named Director of Treatment Services. Steve has lectured throughout the country on the pharmacology of addiction.
Registration: See our registration page  for the non-credit registration form and payment information.