The Science of Addiction and Recovery Lived Experience Panel

September 14, 2023

2 – 3 p.m. EST

In honor of National Recovery Month, attend this live virtual session to gain information on how addiction occurs and learn strategies for meeting the needs of residents with a substance use disorder in a nursing facility. Participants will have an opportunity to hear real-life experiences from a panel of individuals who will share their recovery journey.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the science of addiction.
  • Explore the complex needs of nursing home residents with substance use disorders (SUD).
  • Learn strategies that nursing facility staff can use in working with residents with a SUD.
  • Learn from the stories of individuals with lived experiences in long-term recovery.

the center of excellence for behavioral health in nursing facilities (COE-NF)

Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the COE-NF offers Certified Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility Staff a centralized resource hub with easy access to trainings, technical assistance and additional resources, at no cost.

What We Do

We help nursing facilities to improve the quality of life and care provided for residents who are experiencing a variety of behavioral health disorders, with a focus on Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD).

Who We Help

We provide direct technical assistance, evidence-based training, and resources that are appropriate for every member of your long-term care facility — from those providing day-to-day direct care, to clinical and administrative staff.