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Erie, PA 16505
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The Heroin Epidemic
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Date: October 09, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Venue: Raymond M. Blasco, M. D. Memorial Library
160 East Front Street
Erie, PA 16507
Format: Live Classroom Course
Price: See Credits for Pricing
Course Description

The Heroin Epidemic "Fact or Fallacy"

Date: October 9, 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Raymond M. Blasco M. D. Memorial Library
H. O. Hirt Auditorium
160 East Front St.
Erie PA, 16507

Reservations can be made by calling Preferred Systems, Inc. at 814-456-0406 or 1-888-455-7437, or online at


Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of the program the participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the features, dangers, and public health impact of heroin use/addiction.
  2. Become familiar with key social/behavioral factors that should be considered with regard to heroin abuse/addiction.
  3. Become aware of barriers to treatment management, particularly with regard to addictions.
  4. Discuss misconceptions surrounding heroin abuse/addiction, particularly with regard to addictions.
  5. Assess the multidimensional aspects involved in a heroin abuser.
  6. Examine both misperceptions and preconceptions surrounding heroin use.
  7. Examine treatment vs. punishment, as well as a moral stance vs. “harm reduction”.
  8. Understand the role of a variety of treatment approaches in addressing both traditional and newer controversial approaches.
  9. Develop a rational treatment plan on an individual basis.


Additional Information

+ Course Completion Requirements
+ Cancellation Policy
+ Refund Policy
+ Course Etiquette & Details
+ Special Accommodations & Dietary Restrictions
+ Disclosures
+ Questions

Continuing Education Credits
To view accreditation details, click on a credit type below.
  Credit Type Hours Price
Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB)
6.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours $40.00
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
6.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours $40.00
National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
6.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours $40.00
National Association of Social Workers - PA Chapter (NASW-PA) Member
6.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours $60.00
National Association of Social Workers - PA Chapter (NASW-PA) Non-Member
6.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours $75.00
Pennsylvania State Nurses Association
6.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours $40.00
PA Educators Act 48
6.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours $40.00
Certificate of Attendance
6.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours $40.00