UNDERSTANDING THE REALITY OF ADDICTION
Thursday June 1, 2017
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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