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April 2019

*Webinar* Guide to Building Trades Recovery Week

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join the staff of the Building Trades Employers' Association (BTEA) as they provide a general overview of the Building Trades Recovery Week. Associate Executive Director John Ferrante will discuss the ongoing issues with substance abuse including the opioid epidemic and it's impact on the construction industry. Director of Labor Relations Thomas S. Gunning will provide a basic rundown of the week's agenda highlighting the various educational opportunities and programs being provided by the BTEA and various sponsors.   Register directly…

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Building Trades Recovery Week Kickoff

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IBEW Local 103, 251 Freeport Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
Free

Join the Building Trades Employers' Association at IBEW Local 103 to kick off Building Trades Recovery Week.  This event will feature an all-star lineup of leading voices from the construction industry and all across the spectrum of addiction care. We will also feature a dual keynote by Mayor Marty Walsh and hear about Chris Herren's experience as a leading advocate for substance abuse treatment and recovery.   Speakers: Thomas S. Gunning III – Opening Remarks John Christian – Modern Assistance…

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May 2019

How Addiction Works in the Brain with Modern Assistance Programs

May 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Boston Quincy Marriott, 1000 Marriott Drive
Quincy, MA 02169
Free

Jay Cary of Modern Assistance Programs will walk attendees through his dramatic presentation on substance addiction and how it can affect the brain of the user. During this training we will learn about the Limbic system, (pleasure circuit) of the brain and its role in addiction. We will discuss the development of the “disease model “and some of the key experiments early on in addiction research. We will discuss how these experiments helped to shift scientific opinion away from seeing…

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Mental Health: Eliminating the Stigma with Modern Assistance Programs

May 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Boston Quincy Marriott, 1000 Marriott Drive
Quincy, MA 02169
Free

Modern Assistance Programs (MAP) is a major employee assistance program for many of the local building trades.  Join them for a presentation on the stigma of mental health disorders and how they could be better handled in the construction industry. During this training, we will learn how to define mental health disorders. We will talk about how to spot these signs and symptoms in other individuals and ourselves, and the next course of action. We will also talk about stress…

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Recovery on a Local and National Level

May 2 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
IBEW Local 103, 251 Freeport Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
Free

Join BTEA for a reception to help close out Building Trades Recovery Week.  Featuring a distinguished group of speakers as they discuss various initiatives both locally and nationally that they are using to address substance abuse issues. Speakers include: Congressman Stephen Lynch, John McGahan of The Gavin Foundation, Jim Wahlberg of Mark Wahlberg's Youth Foundation, and Timothy Irving Regional Director of OSHA under the Department of Labor. Speaker Panel Jim Wahlberg - The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation John McGahan –…

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*Webinar* How Addiction Works in the Brain with Modern Assistance Programs

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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In this webinar, Jay Cary of Modern Assistance Programs will walk viewers through his dramatic presentation on substance addiction and how it can affect the brain of the user. During this training we will learn about the Limbic system, (pleasure circuit) of the brain and its role in addiction. We will discuss the development of the “disease model “and some of the key experiments early on in addiction research. We will discuss how these experiments helped to shift scientific opinion…

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150 Second Stand Down for Recovery at 11:30 AM

May 3 @ 11:50 am - 11:52 am
Free

Join hundreds of employers and thousands of union members for an industry-wide stand down to raise awareness about substance abuse and recovery. In Massachusetts, 150 out of every 100,000 construction workers die an opioid-related death.  Construction workers are 6x more likely to suffer an opioid-related death than all other workers. Join our members, sponsors, and supporters as we conduct a 150 second (2.5 minute) stand down at 11:30 AM on Friday May 3rd, 2019.  We ask that everyone pause work…

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