Fentanyl: What You Need to Know



The rise of fentanyl and its deadly consequences are widespread. This flexible and deadly drug, which was initially used as a “power-multiplier” in many substances, has now become the preferred ‘drug of choice’ for users; it is easily purchased, unpredictable and volatile. Fentanyl has left and will continue to leave, its impact on our society.

Mountainside has been on the front lines of this battle against Fentanyl for more than 3 years and regularly provides education and trainings for first responders, communities and treatment professionals.

Join us for a in-depth presentation on the rise of fentanyl with Mountainside’s Director of Clinical Operations, Amy Sedgwick.

1 SW CE Credit 


At the conclusion of the day’s presentation, participants will:

  • Understand admissions data and associated trends
  • Comprehend composition, potency and comparisons to other substances
  • Know how to effectively treat an individual in fentanyl-induced stress
  • Understand the comprehensive history and forecast of fentanyl’s use
  • Grasp how preferences have changed, and how supply has adapted


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM : Registration and Networking

10:30 PM – 11:30 AM : Presentation 

11:30 PM – 12:30 PM : Questions and Networking

Event Information & Registration

This presentation is appropriate for all Individuals with any experience in the relevant field of practice

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019

Time: 10:00 – 12:30 PM

Location: Mountainside Chelsea — 239 W. 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

This course is free and space is limited.

Please rsvp by September 13th. To RSVP click here or contact Lloyd Fitzsimmons at 732 887 9879


Upon completion of the workshop, certificates will be emailed. Participants must sign-out and hand in course evaluation.

Partial credits will not be given. You must participate in the entirety of the workshop.

We take your feedback seriously. For grievances, questions or concerns, please contact Laila Caron, CE coordinator at Laila.Caron@gmail.com 


Amy holds a Master’s of Science in Counselor Education, is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, a Nationally, and Internationally, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Certified Co-occurring Disorder Professional who has worked in all levels of addiction treatment, including in-home therapy. She holds a Specialty Certificate in Problem Gambling as well. Amy has a long history of program development and is highly skilled in creating and leading clinical teams. In November 2016, Amy was chosen as an outstanding woman in leadership, graduating from Yale’s Leadership Program. She is also the Vice President for the Connecticut Certification Board (CCB) which provides nationwide training and addiction counseling certification. As Director of Clinical Operations at Mountainside she oversees clinical care across the continuum including Residential, Outpatient Services and Family Wellness programs, ensuring each team provides best in class service and care to every client. With 20 years in the field, she is passionate about supporting those struggling with addiction while helping combat the stigma associated with the disease. In her spare time, Amy enjoys reading and photography.


CONNECTICUT ADDICTION COUNSELORS: This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 1.0 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board. Check to ensure your certifying board will approve this credit.

SOCIAL WORK: Jumana Grassi LCSW NY# 0556 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the New York State Education Department State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.

ACE: Jumana Grassi, LCSW, #1721, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Jumana Grassi, LCSW maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 06/14/2019 – 06/14/2020. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education credit.

ADA Accommodations: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact us at least 7 days in advance of the event so that we can ensure accommodations are made.

*There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

Support Groups

It is often said that the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but connection. Having a strong support system is paramount to your sobriety and recovery journey. At Mountainside, we offer a wide range of in-person and virtual support groups for individuals in recovery and friends and families with loved ones in recovery. These groups are designed to help you stay connected to like-minded individuals regardless of where you are.

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