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Event: UNDERSTANDING THE REALITY OF ADDICTION

Thursday June 1, 2017
7:00 PM


Presented by Lucy M. Garrighan, Founder of JADE Wellness Centers (State Licensed Substance Use Treatment Centers, Researcher Original Member of First Federal Opiate Task Force; Member of UPMC Ongoing Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Model; Advocate for those in Recovery and those that can no longer speak for themselves: Writer of Blog,” Is Anybody Listening”;
Dr. Victoria Matasy, Board Certified Internal Medicine; Member of American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine Specialist at JADE Wellness Center, Speaker and Advocate for Addiction and Recovery


Description of Program Topics: The true faces of addiction today; Defining addiction. Opiate addiction, let’s talk about it. How to recognize addiction in your family, friends, co-workers. How did we get here? A brief view of the past; Prescription Pain Medicine; Pain as the 5th vital sign, a generation blindsided; Learning from the past; Prevention How to protect your family; Treatment: Defining what good treatment is Overdose! Narcan – What is it, where to get it and how to use it. (Break out session afterwards to learn how to use) Marijuana – Need to recognize the dangers of this drug; let’s not push it to the back burner with the crisis of the opiate epidemic. Help with breaking the Stigma; There is hope for the future.  Discussion Time Q and A


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