H.O.P.E. (Heroin – Opioid Prevention and Education)

Welcome to our 50 hour Opioid Prevention and Education Course
As of March 2018; Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total “economic burden” of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.
The purpose of this class is to:
 Educate our clients concerning the devastating effects of substance abuse spread far and wide. In the United States alone, millions struggle with addiction and its long-lasting consequences. Many have come to view drug use as an epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives across the country. Addiction doesn’t take a break, is without restrictions, and is an unbiased force. It seeps into every facet of their lives, and the lives of their family, friends, and peers.
 The interaction between substance abuse and mental health is examined in these classes. You are educated, taught prevention interception and trained to identify and cope with the interpersonal processes that lead to chemical dependency.
Our curriculum is based on the Anderson and Anderson Standards and the Matrix Model which addresses the factors associated with substance abuse, the link between emotion and addiction, emotional health issues, impact substance use has on their children, Consequences of substance abuse and Societal cost of drug abuse. The program addresses low self esteem/confidence issues and the problem it causes, mindfulness techniques to help with anxiety, depression and stress, life skills training, Refusal skills training, Relationship between substance abuse and domestic violence, assertiveness, communicating effectively, Identifying triggers, tech­niques in con­trol­ling anger, motivation, crisis management, healthy thinking, self awareness, honesty and accountability, respect, building social networks, emotional regulation and responsible parenting.
While taking these classes please take advantage of our Participant Communications:
Group Meetings: Many group sessions are scheduled for this class via our Webinars. Participants can attend online and interact with his/her instructor and other attendees and share experiences and feelings while developing tools to help participants learn to develop a non abusive response to behavior
Forums:  Our Discussion Forums are open to participants 24/7. Participants go there to discuss courses, lessons, class content or anything they want.
Event Planner: If you have an event you would like to inform your fellow classmates about. Please use our event planner!
Chat: Chat with your instructors and counselors if you have any concerns. 
The main focus of opioid prevention and education is teaching individuals about drug abuse and how to avoid, stop, or get help for substance use disorders.
After you complete all classes you will receive a Certificate of Completion.
For your final assignment, you are required to write a paper on how this Opioid prevention and education Course helped, impacted or changed your life.
To receive your certificate: Email your Final Assignment  – The Name of your Class (example: 50 hour Opioid Prevention and Education Program) to: certificates@lindamcqueen.org along with YOUR NAME as you would like for it to appear on your certificate and the email address you would like your certificate sent to.
Letter to the Judge
Letter to the Judge – Opioid