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S23-200 Implementing Evidence-Based Recovery Support Services for Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Category I CE

200 Adults, Couples & Families
Jay Unick, PhD
Course Levels:
3 Hours 15 Minutes



The training will first introduce participants to the evidence-based recovery support services (RSS) for individuals with OUD. We will present the evidence-based RSS that help individuals with OUD prevent harm while currently using opioids, get access to evidence based treatments, and help individuals remain evidence-based treatments. Participants will gain knowledge of services supported by research evidence and how best to provide these services to individuals with OUD. 

This workshop meets the DC Public Health Priorities Requirement.



Jay Unick, PhD Related Seminars and Products

Jay Unick has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, since 2009. Currently, Dr. Unick is involved with the evaluation of the Baltimore Child and Adolescent Crisis Response System (BCARS) emergency diversion project and consulting on reforms for the State of Maryland’s crisis system with The Institute. Some current projects include validating the State of Maryland’s Mental Health Outcomes Measurement Survey, developing measures for understanding recovery from mental illness and the organizational characteristics of mental health agencies, developing post-acute psychiatric care discharge interventions, and evaluating child and adolescent child emergency room diversion interventions. Jay’s current research agenda focuses on understanding how mental health policy and social factors interact with individual’s mental health service utilization and how differences across these systems and policies affect racial and ethnic disparities in mental health service use. From 2007 to 2009 he was a National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. Jay received his MSW in 2002 and his PhD in 2006 from the University of California, Berkeley.

Agenda & Learning Objectives


1:00 – 1:15 

Registration/ Log On 

1:15 – 2:45 


2:45 – 3:00 


3:00 – 4:30 

Lecture (Continued) 


Questions & Adjournment 



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • To learn available evidence-based RSS for individuals with OUD
  • To explore which RSS meets the needs of your clients
  • How to fund and implement services at your agency


Bibliography & References


Eddie, D., Hoffman, L., Vilsaint, C., Abry, A., Bergman, B., Hoeppner, B., Weinstein, C., & Kelly, J. F. (2019). Lived experience in new models of care for substance use disorder: A systematic review of peer recovery support services and recovery coaching. Frontiers in Psychology, 10.

Gormley, Mirinda Ann, Irene Pericot-Valverde, Liam Diaz, Ashley Coleman, Jonathan Lancaster, Erik Ortiz, Phillip Moschella, Moonseong Heo, and Alain H. Litwin. “Effectiveness of peer recovery support services on stages of the opioid use disorder treatment cascade: A systematic review.” Drug and Alcohol Dependence 229 (December 1, 2021): 109123.

Nesvåg, Sverre, and James R McKay. “Feasibility and effects of digital interventions to support people in recovery from substance use disorders: Systematic review.” Journal of Medical Internet Research 20, no. 8 (August 23, 2018): e255.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2022, April). Recovery and recovery support

Williams, A. R., Nunes, E. V., Bisaga, A., Pincus, H. A., Johnson, K. A., Campbell, A. N., Remien, R. H., Crystal, S., Friedmann, P. D., Levin, F. R., & Olfson, M. (2018). Developing an opioid use disorder treatment cascade: A review of quality measures. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 91, 57–68.



Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 3 Category I Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

All those interested in Topic Welcomed

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $70 and includes CE credit. Registering after February 8, 2023 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.

*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

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System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

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  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

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