New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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Cancelled: Medication Assisted Treatment and Drug Treatment Courts

  • March 28, 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301
  • 41


A 5 hour training event with Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC

Saturday, March 28, 2020

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)

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PRESENTATION:  The National Drug Court Institute determined that, “Under no circumstances should a drug court have a blanket prohibition against MAT as a matter of policy.” And yet, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) remains a controversial concept within the criminal justice system, including Drug Treatment Courts.  This workshop will examine the myths, misunderstandings and stigma attached to the use of MAT with offenders with Opioid Use Disorder and other Substance Use Disorders among the partners who make up Drug Treatment Court Teams, including many counselors and providers.  This Workshop will explore the different types of MAT medications and their use, the matching of clients with MAT resources, the potential barriers to effective MAT in Drug Treatment Court settings, the difficulties in supervision of offenders on MAT in the community, the benefits and risks involved in integrating MAT into Drug Treatment Courts and strategies for how to minimize those risks. 

As a result of attending this training, participants will be able to:  identify the different types of MAT and their implications; draw parallels between the goals of MAT and the goals of Drug Treatment Courts; develop strategies for balancing client choice with offender supervision in offering and supervising the use, misuse and diversion of MAT medications; and examine the pros and cons of integrating vs. separate treatment for offenders receiving MAT.

.PRESENTER: Jacqui Abikoff, LICSW, MLADC, is the Executive Director of Horizons Counseling Center in Gilford and Plymouth, NH.  She has been working with substance abusers and their families for over 25 years.  Abikoff has an extensive background providing clinical services, as well as training and consultation in the areas of confidentiality and professional ethics, domestic violence, co-occurring disorders, PTSD, women’s issues, corrections and forensics. Her professional training and consultation services have been delivered to substance abuse and mental health professionals and provider agencies across the country. She is currently on the NH Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals. 

Fee: *NHADACA Members: $55; *Non-Members $65;   *NBCC add $5.     Lunch will be on your own.

For registration information contact:  NHADACA at 603-225-7060,

5 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 3, 6, 7, 12-16, 18
CRSW Performance Domain:  1, 4
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program).


This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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