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? 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. Help with breaking the Stigma; There is hope for the future. Discussion Time Q and A.