The New Hampshire Training Institute
on Addictive Disorders
Medication Abuse –
Do You Know What is in Your Medicine Cabinet?
with Melissa Heinen, MPH
A 6 hour training event on Wednesday, December 5, 2007
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)
at Thomas Fox Memorial Chapel, Main Bldg., 105 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH
DESCRIPTION OF THE PRESENTATION: Over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription (Rx) drug
abuse is on the rise. In 2004, poisoning became the second leading cause of death from unintentional injury in the U.S. Nearly all of these deaths resulted from the abuse of prescription and illegal drugs. The number of unintentional poisoning deaths increased 171% in New Hampshire from 1999-2004. The majority of these unintentional poisonings were due to substance abuse overdoses. Many people mistakenly think abusing medicine is safer than abusing illegal drugs. OTC and Rx medications have widespread availability and easy access; thus complicating prevention. Many people do not realize that abuse of medications can be poisonous. Find out more about this growing public health problem and learn what you can do in your community or agency to prevent this epidemic. Objectives -
1. Understand the epidemiology of medication abuse.
2. Identify medications abused and their health effects.
3. Describe the symptoms associated with different medicines.
4. Recognize poison center services related to medication abuse.
5. Understand the key prevention messages and strategies.
CPS Performance Domains: II & V
LADC Performance Domain: I, II, IV & V Cat. of Competence: 1, 2, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Melissa Heinen, RN, MPH is the Education and Research
Coordinator with the Northern New England Poison Center, where she provides technical assistance to preventing a variety of poisonings, including medication abuse. She has a variety of presentation experience and has worked with several agencies to increase poison/substance abuse prevention efforts throughout the state and region. Additionally she has worked for the Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Health Statistics; the Hennepin County Community Health Department, Indian Health Service, and the Mayo Medical Center. Melissa earned a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology with a concentration in injury from the Univ. of Minnesota, School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Winona State University. Melissa is a Registered Nurse in NH.
Register by: November 28, 2007
Four scholarships are available to community volunteers. For information and application call Melissa Heinen at (207) 232-9832 or email at email@example.com.
Fee: NHADACA Members $25 Non-Members $35 Lunch will be provided
For registration information contact: Dianne Pepin, 271-6101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NHADACA Members $25.00
Agency: for 6 hour trainings (unless otherwise listed)
Mailing Address: Non-Members $35.00
for 6 hour trainings (unless otherwise listed)
NASW credits $ 5.00 per training Work Phone:
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Gilford, NH 03249 Phone: (603) 271-6101 Fax: (603) 271-6105 Email: email@example.com
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Mail: Dianne Pepin, NHTIAD Director
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