RDH UOR 2013 This course is designed to give course participants an understanding of the impact certain counter-cultural trends have on oral health care delivery. The faces (“mugs”) of today’s counter-cultural movement come with a set of treatment variables not commonly encountered previously in the field of dental hygiene. Recognizing substance- and self-abuse patterns will aid the dental professional in recognizing potentially life-threatening behaviors. Abuse of “drugs”—including alcohol, methamphetamine, over-the-counter remedies, and prescription medication—by today’s dental hygiene patient can play an important role in the delivery of oral health services and greatly impacts home care recommendations. This course will provide participants with the necessary resources to recognize treat and provide supportive services for patients abusing drugs. Come prepared to learn in an environment that is relaxed and conducive to audience participation.