IAFF COE Webinar: Understanding AUD & Best Practices for Supporting Members

IAFF COE Webinar: Understanding AUD & Best Practices for Supporting Members

IAFF COE Webinar: Understanding AUD & Best Practices for Supporting Members

PLEASE RSVP ON DEMIO: https://my.demio.com/ref/hhfr51NfcKHHgKW3?utm_source=eventbrite

Speaker: Hannah Elmore, MSW

Event Description:

This presentation is intended for first responders and peer support team members interested in learning more about Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), its impact on members, and how to support others throughout the treatment and recovery process. AUD is a chronic disease characterized by uncontrollable drinking and preoccupation with alcohol. It’s a common challenge faced by first responders and members of the general public, so it’s important that we understand how and why it develops, best practices for accessing treatment, how to support peers who may be struggling, and identify resources to aid in recovery. Join us to learn more about the basics of AUD, how to identify and access appropriate levels of care, and review tips for supporting others who may be struggling.

Time: 12 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Any accommodations for a disability please email, [email protected]

The course is offered via Demio. The event is free of charge.

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind treatment facility specializing in PTSD for professional fire service members who struggle with trauma, substance use, addiction and other related behavioral health challenges. It is a safe haven for members to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery and share experiences with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

How to Join Demio:

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Step 5: Once the event, begins you will be let into the event and immediately greeted by one of our team members. When participating in one of our events using Demio, you will not be seen on video or heard on microphone. To interact with the speaker, ask questions, or engage with other attendees, please use the chat feature on the right side of your screen.

Step 6: Enjoy the presentation! One of our team members will follow up with you after the event and provide a recording of the webinar.

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April 27


12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Event Category:

International Association of Fire Fighters

Click to Register: Registration Page

International Association of Fire Fighters Center of Excellence Events

Website: Event Page