Designed for the public and the professionals who serve them, our courses and related products utilize recent advances in the social and behavioral sciences in order to improve both public health and quality of life.

Educational and training products are uniquely targeted to:
  • Deaf High School Students and their Teachers
  • Service Providers for the Deaf
  • HIV/AIDS Treatment Staff
  • Behaviorial Health Treatment and Care Coordination Staff
  • Drug Court Staff
  • Police, Fire, Emergency Service Workers
  • Outreach Workers

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FOR SUBSTANCE USE POPULATIONS

Available Products:

The Brain and Addiction: A Science Curriculum in American Sign Language

Contract Number: NIDA HHSN271200611264C (ADB Contract NO. N44DA-6-1126)

Product Overview:

(Grades 9-12)

Through the story of "Ann", a deaf high school student, students will learn:

  • Basic information about the anatomy of the brain and its functions, with an emphasis on the Reward System.
  • The function of neurotransmitters in the normal brain and the impact of drugs of abuse.
  • The social, psychological and legal consequences of drug use and addiction are presented through Ann's experimentation with drugs, use, abuse and recovery.
  • Real life stories of initiation into drug use, consequences of addiction and the difficult process of recovery are told by three deaf individuals.

For Teachers

  • Optional student self-test questions.
  • Teacher Guide

This product is suitable for both deaf and mainstream schools as it has voiceover and English captions.

This product is sold as a CDRom or as a direct download from the website.

The Brain and Addiction: A Science Curriculum in American Sign Language Cost: $35

This CD is suitable for both deaf and mainstream students and schools as it has voiceover and English captions.

For teachers there is a Teacher Guide and Optional student self-test questions.

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Online Opioid Overdose Prevention, Recognition and Response Training

Fatal drug overdoses, from both legal and illegal drugs, have increased dramatically in the U.S. A majority of these are opioid-related. Opioid-related overdoses are especially tragic because they are largely preventable. A safe, cheap, easy-to-administer antidote exists — naloxone hydrochloride. This training, accessed at GetNaloxoneNow.Org provides information on preventing overdoses, recognizing when one is taking place, and responding effectively to reverse an overdose and save a life.
Go to GetNaloxoneNow.Org for free training

Responding to an Opioid Overdose Emergency: Online Training for Police Officers, Firefighters, and EMTs

Police Officers, Firefighters and EMTs have a critical role to play in effectively responding to an OD-related 911 call. This training will provide public safety personnel with targeted, up-to-date, lifesaving information on how to safely and effectively respond to an overdose emergency with and without naloxone hydrochloride.
Go to GetNaloxoneNow.Org for free training

Products in Development:

Methamphetamine Abuse for Drug Court Professionals

Meth abuse is a growing national problem. This course provides information on the pharmacology of methamphetamine and treatment. It is designed for both court legal and professional staff, as well as for drug treatment staff.

Introduction to Methadone Maintenance Treatment for Service Providers

MMT is recognized as one of the most effective therapies for chronic opioid dependence. Methadone is a rigorously well-tested medication that is safe and efficacious. This course provides the basics on how methadone and methadone therapy work, and dispels many myths surrounding its use.

Talking about Hepatitis C with Your Clients

This course teaches addiction counselors about the risks of the hepatitis C virus (HCV), how it is spread, and health effects. It also provides counselors with skills on how to address this problem to their clients, and how to deal with resistance to the information through motivational interviewing. The goal is to enable clients, both HCV positive and negative, to stay safe. This training will be available for purchase online.