September 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 12:45 pm
Hopeway Foundation
1717 Sharon Rd W
Charlotte, NC 28210

This conference is Jointly Provided by Charlotte AHEC and HopeWay Foundation. 

•11.8 million people misuse opioids and 2.1 million Americans suffer from opioid use disorder (SAMHSA)
•66% of the drug overdose deaths in 2016 were from opioids (SAMHSA)
•Over 40% of opioid dependent individuals have co-occurring psychiatric disorders (buppractice.com)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that in addition to better pain management options and better targeting of overdose reversing drugs, we need better prevention, treatment, and recovery services. This workshop will discuss counseling and behavioral therapy strategies, as well as the current accepted medication-assisted treatments.

Dr. Alyson Kuroski-Mazzei, DO, MRO, FAPA
Dr. Kevin Marra, MD
Yvonne Carrasco, MSW, LCAS, MAC
HopeWay Foundation


  • Identify symptoms suggesting an opioid use disorder
  • Explore 3 medication–assisted treatments: Methadone, Buprenorphine, Naltrexone
  • Summarize 4 psychiatric disorders commonly occurring with opioid use disorder: major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar affective disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Analyze medical comorbidities associated with opioid use disorder
  • Establish what substance use and mental health recovery have in common

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