Tom Regehr 
CAST Canada 


Friday February 17, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST

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New for the Ottawa/Gatineau region

Opiate Realities " From Behind the Eyes ..."
A custom workshop about opiates, opioids and treatment .

February 17th, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$ 150 + hst
Student $ 100 +hst

Based on the popular 1 day CAST Canada Practical Tools workshop we have added input from people with direct experience as well as material on opioids  ( opiates, heroin, 'oxy's, percoset, etc ) 

CAST Canada panels allow time for your questions to be answered.  Room discussion on important topics is an important part of the workshop. Included in the day,

-  Panel of people with direct experience with various addictions, several around opiates
- Opiates 101 - how opiates are unique among substances
- Methadone and Suboxone - Understand how they work
-  Applied harm reduction strategies for general helping professionals ( such as employment, housing, etc ) based on input from people who have been there and who are there  
-  Segments of video shot by a cluster of opiate users before during and after recovery - brutal and hope filled.
-  Full room discussion on topics chosen by participants   
- Discussion around issues specific to the Ottawa/Gatineu region

Who Should Attend?
You are a frontline worker, program planner or any helping professional whose clients often have addiction and/or trauma issues. The day is popular with shelter and housing workers, O.W. and ODSP workers, therapists, correctional officers, housing support, Children's Aid, probation officers, professors and students.EAP professionals ...   

What will be covered ? A sample:

  •  " Just what is addiction? "
  •  " What is the role of trauma, loss and unresolved grief?"
  •  'Harm reduction' - supporting people appropriately in your unique environment
  •  " The Role of Relapse" - Learn to handle this volatile but common event in a productive way.

The Organic Origin of CAST Canada

Since 2004, CAST Canada has held more than 75 panel discussions in which frontline workers have explored what worked and what didn’t, gathering a deep, intuitive understanding of the process of addressing  trauma, addiction and recovery.   More than 1,800 frontline workers from central Ontario collaborated with CAST Canada volunteers to distill this special knowledge into relevant, practical ideas.  These were then workshopped further by small groups of workers around the province in the ToolBuilder Series of workshops.  The result is finely tuned, practical material delivered in a real, approachable manner.

                                       Tom Regehr


             Email CAST Canada                    Call 1-705-749-6145.