We support evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders with many types of training & knowledge-sharing events.

Substance Use Navigator Training 101

23 Sep 2021, 11:00 am

Self Promotion and Certification (Session 8)

Become a registered Substance Use Disorder counselor to further your career. Guest speaker Barbara Aday-Garcia, executive director of CADTP, will discuss the initial steps to get registered and advance to certification. Your personal growth is important to CA Bridge. Take some time to develop professional goals and learn how to achieve them through certification.

CA Bridge is CADTP approved provider (CADTP Provider #216). Training sessions are one hour and approved for 1 continuing education credit. Contact SUN@cabridge.org for more information.

Be The Changemaker: Bootcamp For Champions

14 Oct 2021, 11:00 am

Let’s Talk Alcohol Use Disorder & Polysubstance Use

Presenters: Alicia Gonzalez, MD & Hannah Snyder, MD

Since its inception, CA Bridge has fielded hundreds of inquiries about treating patients with alcohol use disorder and other co-occurring substance use. Turns out, many patients do not use just one substance at a time! This session will explore what we know about evidence-based treatment for alcohol and answer participant questions about treating polysubstance use.

This series offers CME for physicians and self-reported hours for other clinicians.

Substance Use Navigator Training 101

28 Oct 2021, 11:00 am

How to Handle the Complexities of Dual Diagnosis (Session 9)

Understanding mental health concerns and dual diagnosis can be challenging. Guest speaker Jodi Nerrell LCSW will help you navigate complex behavioral health cases to improve your skills as a SUN. 

CA Bridge is CADTP approved provider (CADTP Provider #216). Training sessions are one hour and approved for 1 continuing education credit. Contact SUN@cabridge.org for more information.

Innovations in Nursing: Transforming SUD Treatment at Your Hospital

9 Nov 2021, 10:00 am

Lessons Learned: Ensuring High-Quality Care in Every CA Hospital

Join a panel discussion focusing on nursing lessons learned while caring for people who use drugs—review how practitioners worked through common nursing barriers and evaluated the integration of evidence-based substance use treatment in diverse settings.

This series offers 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™ per session for physicians and The California Board of Registered Nursing recognizes Category 1 CME credit.

Be The Changemaker: Bootcamp For Champions

10 Nov 2021, 11:00 am

Youth & Medication for Addiction Treatment

Presenters: Reb Close, MD & Shahram Lotfipour, MD

Adolescents and young adults are experiencing fast-growing rates of opioid overdose and hospitalization, yet have the lowest rates of access to treatment. In this session, CA Bridge will share learnings from a pilot project to improve access to medication for addiction treatment for young people (ages 12 to 26). Presenters will share their experience in coalition-building to reach vulnerable youth and answer questions about dosing and consent considerations when treating patients under 18. 

This series offers CME for physicians and self-reported hours for other clinicians.

Substance Use Navigator Training 101

18 Nov 2021, 11:00 am

Newest Trends in Harm Reduction (Session 10)

Your SUN Mentor team will give examples of harm reduction programs in their hospitals and how a simple change can make a considerable difference for racial disparity and improve the safety of all patients. Learn helpful techniques to start harm reduction at your hospital now.

CA Bridge is CADTP approved provider (CADTP Provider #216). Training sessions are one hour and approved for 1 continuing education credit. Contact SUN@cabridge.org for more information.

Request Technical Assistance

CA Bridge provides technical assistance to any hospital or health system seeking support to educate clinicians and clinical communities on medication for addiction treatment (MAT). Submit a formal request here.