When:
May 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:15 pm
2018-05-23T09:00:00-04:00
2018-05-23T16:15:00-04:00
Where:
Area L Ahec
1631 S Wesleyan Blvd
Rocky Mount, NC 27803
USA
Cost:
100.00
ACPE AND NCBPTE CREDITS ARE BEING APPLIED FOR AND THE CREDIT HOURS WILL BE ADDED WHEN APPROVAL IS RECEIVED.SPEAKERS: Julius H. “JH” Corpening, II, BA, JD; Elizabeth C. Tilson, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACPM; Timothy B. Chafin, MD; Erin J. Day, BS, BA; Ed Johnson, M.Ed, MAC, LPC, CCS

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.

  • Understand the statewide framework and multi-sector approach for addressing the opioid crisis
  • Discuss the multiple dimensions of the opioid crisis and elements of prevention, treatment, and recovery
  • Identify opportunities for commodity-based initiatives to tie into a statewide approach when managing the opioid epidemic
  • Recognize commonly used phrases used by behavioral health and healthcare professionals that contribute to the stigma of substance abuse disorders
  • Understand the difference between a “needs assessment” and a “strength and resource assessment”
  • Discuss the timeline and community management of Wilson and New Hanover counties’ opioid issues
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