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Author: Anthony McLeod

Patient Counseling: How to Start the Conversation

Pharmacists play an important role as leaders in preventing the misuse and potential overdose of opioid medication. Community pharmacist and business owner, Cathy Huie, PharmD, FIACP, CPP, shares ways to help pharmacists feel more comfortable accessing risks and providing counseling and education in ensuring patient safety when using opioid medication. This video is a project of the Governor’s Institute supported by the NC Department of Heath and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services with funding from SAMHSA, Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (CFDA #93.243). Collaboration and content development provided by the North Carolina...

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9 Facts about Addiction People Get Wrong

There’s a lot of stigma and misundeerstanding with substance use disorders, treatment and recovery. But you should never let social judgment stand in the way of getting your child the help he or she needs and deserves. Here are nine facts to know so you can be better prepared to help your child. Download &...

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Treating Complex Pain Patients

Patients and providers alike have personalities, assumptions and agendas which greatly affect behavior and doctor/patient interactions. Dr. Steven Prakken explores how normal human tendencies create challenges when mixed with chronic pain and addresses how practitioners can better treat the complex pain patient. This video is a project of the Governor’s Institute supported by block grant funding from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services with help from the North Carolina Division of Public Health and...

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Understanding the Pain Patient

The treatment of pain can be highly challenging. How we think about these patients and how we construct our responses determine whether the interaction will have a positive or not so positive outcome. In this video, Dr. Steven Prakken provides suggestions about how to make these interactions more productive. This video is a project of the Governor’s Institute supported by block grant funding from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services with help from the...

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