Over the last decade, opioid abuse has skyrocketed in the United States and its use can now be seen across nearly every demographic group. In the United States, 142 Americans die each day from drug overdoses, equivalent to a 9/11 scale loss of life every three weeks. Four of the 142 Americans dying each day from drug overdoses are from North Carolina.
The purpose of this symposium is to discuss local, state, and national strategies to combat the opioid epidemic. Topics include the opioid crisis and mental health and social service involvement, stigmas associated with substance use disorders, pain management and alternatives to opioids for pain, building recovery among patients and families dealing with substance use disorders, and community involvement related to opioid abuse in Wilmington and Wilson, North Carolina.
HANDOUTS: To keep costs at a minimum and the workshop affordable, copies of handouts will NOT be provided. A link will be sent with your confirmation e-mail for you to print copies if you so desire. The confirmation e-mail is not sent until 2 – 3 days prior to the date of the program.