SOAR Webinar Series: Understanding Opioids and Other Drugs
Join us for this 2-part webinar series!
For this two-part webinar series, the SOAR TA Center has invited presenters who will share their knowledge of opioid use disorders, opioid misuse and marijuana use among individuals experiencing homelessness.
You will hear from clinicians about the clinical consequences of addiction to opioids. SOAR providers will describe their communities' responses to the opioid crisis by providing supportive services such as Housing First and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Experts at SAMHSA and SSA will provide an overview of federal policies and new resources which relate to individuals with addiction and/or individuals who may be taking opioids and other drugs, such as medical marijuana as prescribed by their clinician.
Participants will have a better understanding of how SSA evaluates drug usage and its implication for the SOAR applicant who uses opioids and marijuana.
Part I: Wednesday, October 18, 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET
Dr. Tyler Gray, M.D., Medical Director, Health Care for the Homeless, West Baltimore, MD
Jacqueline S. Long, Director of Housing and Grants, Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Prestonsburg, KY
Steven K. Samra, MPA, Deputy Director, SAMHSA BRSS TACS, Needham, MA