The Office of Long-Term Living, (OLTL) is offering an "Opioid 101" webinar at 10:00 a.m. on July 17, 2018. The webinar will discuss the basics of opioid medications: what they are, how they work, and how substance use disorder is identified and treated. The discussion will include current safe prescribing guidelines and alternative methods for managing chronic pain. Presenters will provide information on how to recognize and respond to an overdose, how naloxone works, and how individuals can obtain it. The webinar presenters are: Jordan Lewis, Ph.D., Public Policy Research Analyst, William Penn Fellow, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs; Mr. Tim Rader, Chief, Training Section, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs; Ms. Sarah Boateng, Executive Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Health; Mr. Jeff Geibel, Chief, Treatment Division, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. Please register for the Opioid Webinar 101 on Jul 17, 2018 10:00 AM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1637128124847282178 After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you have questions regarding this announcement please contact Edward M. Butler, OLTL, at 717-214-3718 or [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. A listserv has been established for ongoing updates on the CHC program. It is titled OLTL-COMMUNITY-HEALTHCHOICES, please visit the ListServ Archives page at http://listserv.dpw.state.pa.us to update or register your email address. Please share this email with other members of your organization as appropriate. Also, it is imperative that you notify the Office of Long-Term Living for changes that would affect your provider file, such as addresses and telephone numbers. Mail to/pay to addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers may be updated electronically through ePEAP, which can be accessed through the PROMISe(tm) provider portal. For any other provider file changes please notify the Bureau of Quality and Provider Management Enrollment and Certification Section at 1-800-932-0939 Option #1. To ensure you receive email communications distributed from the Office of Long-Term Living, please visit the ListServ Archives page at http://listserv.dpw.state.pa.us to update or register your email address. NOTICE: This confidential message/attachment contains information intended for a specific individual(s) and purpose. Any inappropriate use, distribution or copying is strictly prohibited. If received in error, notify the sender and immediately delete the message.