Heroin- An Epidemic

Heroin- An Epidemic

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1:30 pm CDT to 2:30 pm CDT

Program Number: 16405


Heroin- An Epidemic will focus on numerous trends related to opiates in the St. Louis region. The presentation will address use, roots in prescription drug abuse, touch on treatment options, and have focus on prevention efforts both in regards to best practices and public policy initiatives.



Brandon Costerison
Brandon Costerison, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, graduated from Auburn University with a BA in Communication and from Gonzaga University with an MA in Communication and Leadership. He moved to Missouri in 2007, working in politics. Brandon began working as a public awareness specialist with NCADA (the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse) – St. Louis in October 2015. One of his primary roles in public education on heroin and prescription drug abuse in the region.


Registration Fee:

Free or $25 with CEU



The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and will maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. MIMH will award 1 clock hours or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this program.

MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri.

Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.

The Missouri Institute of Mental Health, as a part of the University of Missouri – St. Louis an accredited University, provides continuing education credit for mental health and social service professionals.

License information for Missouri residents: http://pr.mo.gov/professions.asp