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ILEA In-Service Training: Addiction

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Course Introduction

In this training, you will learn the basic brain science of addiction and factors that contribute to a person's risk for developing a substance use disorder (SUD). You will learn what stigma is, how it affects people with SUD, and how you can help make a change. Law enforcement officers are often the first to respond and may have a better chance at reversing an opioid overdose by administering naloxone. You'll learn the essential steps for responding to an opioid overdose.

Learning Outcomes

Participants in this course will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of addiction.
  • Identify factors that increase the risk of addiction.
  • Explain the effects drugs have on the brain and behavior.
  • Use person-first language to reduce stigma.
  • Recognize the signs and execute the essential steps for responding to an opioid overdose.

Meet the Instructor

Carrie Mier, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Criminal Justice at Indiana University East. She received her doctoral degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Florida State University with her dissertation research focused on addiction and criminal behavior as well as recovery support.

She also has a Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs with a focus in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Dr. Mier’s research focus is on drug issues like decriminalization and legalization, local drug trends, and addiction, stigma, and recovery processes.

For more information, contact Carrie Mier.

Additional Trainings

 

Length: 1 hour

 

Department: 
Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

 

Credit: Certificate

 

Audience: Police officers

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