Overcoming Adversity

Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) has made many headlines, and for good reason. There is more research now than ever before to confirm OUD often stems from trauma. Our responsibility now is to recognize this connection, learn to screen for both, and when to treat or where to refer.

In this session, you will

  • Connect substance use disorder (SUD)/OUD, to its roots in trauma

  • Understand symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for SUD/OUD

  • Explore the trauma-informed approach used in engagement

  • Define and screen for trauma and SUD/OUD

  • Gain confidence in treatment planning, resources, and referrals for trauma and SUD/OUD

  • Discover tools in overcoming personal trauma and adversity

Turiya coll

sonoran prevention works

Turiya Coll has a long history of dedication to harm reduction. She brings 23 years experience with trauma and substance use disorder, including nine years of experience with HIV/HCV/STI prevention and advocating for health care rights for pregnant women, people who inject drugs, and other marginalized populations.


Through Sonoran Prevention Works, Turiya trains people around the state of Arizona on resources and treatment available for people with substance use disorder. She has trained with the CDC on prevention interventions, crisis counseling, and trauma-informed care.

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