2021.06.03 | Connections Series: Understanding the Relationship between Social Connection and Opioid Misuse


12 p.m. to 1 p.m. | June 3, 2021 | Jessica Cance, Ph.D.



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12 p.m. to 1 p.m. | June 3, 2021| 1 contact hour or 1 CME

Social connection, the subjective experience of belonging, forms a critical component of individual and community life. Understanding how social connection is associated with opioid misuse can inform prevention and treatment programming. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the existing literature on the relationship between social connection and opioid misuse among individuals living in the United States.

You will be able to:

  • Differentiate the components of social connection
  • Discuss the complex associations between opioid misuse and social connection
  • Describe potential implications for prevention and treatment programs

To participate in the full Series on Connections, view this information on the May 6 and 7 Building and Expanding Connections

About the Presenter

Jessica Cance, Ph.D. Jessica Cance is a Research Public Health Analyst in RTI’s Substance Use, Prevention, Evaluation and Research Program with over 20 years of research and practice experience in adolescent and young adult health.    Read more

Contact hour A completed evaluation is required to receive a contact hour for the following:

1 Continuing Medical Education This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and (CCSME). The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians

1 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.

1 contact hours for CHES/MCHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Certificate of attendance for 1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.

1 prevention contact hour from Maine Prevention Certification Board: This conference has been pre-approved by the Maine Prevention Certification Board and meets the requirements for Prevention Specialist Certification in Maine.

1 contact hour pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.






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