Capital Area Human Services Sponsors Alternatives to Opioid Pain Management Workshop

Capital Area Human Services (CAHS) will hold free workshop for the public on alternatives to opioid pain management. The seminar will be from 3-5 p.m. Sept. 22 at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library in Conference Room 102 in Baton Rouge.

The informational event will feature speakers and exhibitors from Capital Area Human Services, The Red Shoes, Nicole Falgoust, MSW, LCSW, Baton Rouge Physical Therapy Lake, and Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response. Topics include effective chronic pain management strategies, mindfulness and based stress management, and guided meditation activity. The program will include an interactive physical therapy presentation on restorative movement

The experience of chronic pain has been recognized as a national public health problem affecting 50 million U.S. adults with profound physical, emotional and societal costs.  CAHS Executive Director, Jan Kasofsky, PhD, stated, “During this opioid crisis, it is critical to continue making progress toward person-centered care that reduces opioid-related harms while addressing the challenges of chronic pain.”

Capital Area Human Services provides mental health, addiction recovery and developmental disabilities services in the parishes of East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Iberville, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, and Pointe Coupee. Opioid and heroin addiction and other substance use disorders treatment is available by calling (225) 925-1906.   

Sponsor is the Capital Area Human Services (CAHS) Opioid Prevention Alliance for Ladies and Girls (OPAL) project.  

Individuals may register at For event information, contact Dawn Collins at (225) 922-0055 or email