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Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Cost U.S. $500M+ A Year

Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Cost U.S. $500M+ A Year

A new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics finds that babies born addicted to opioids cost the United States health care system more than half a billion dollars a year. The rate of infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) was 6.7 per 1,000...

Jan
27
Mon
The Stigma of Addiction
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

he Stigma of Addiction

Monday, January 27, 2020 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST

This webinar will explore the role of stigma and how it interacts with the disease of addiction. Addiction is a chronic medical condition characterized by relapses and remissions that is often misunderstood, unrecognized and seldom appropriately treated. We shall examine stigma from three perspectives. First at the level of the individual, where the shame and guilt of addiction keeps the person suffering from a substance use disorder from self-identifying as in need of treatment and appropriately accessing resources. Second, at the level of the family and friends, stigma can prevent advocating for their loved ones as well as keeps the patient in the shadows. And finally at the level of the society stigma may lead to failure in effective treatment policy, denial of services, discrimination and marginalization of our patients.

Feb
4
Tue
20ME048 – MAHEC’s Project ECHO® for Chronic Pain (5-Part Video Teleconference Series)
Feb 4 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Feb
5
Wed
MAHEC’s Project ECHO®: WNC Perinatal Substance Use Disorder
Feb 5 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Waiver Eligibility Training @ Area L AHEC
Feb 5 @ 12:45 pm – 5:30 pm

This training will provide four of the required hours for doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, one of the FDA approved medications to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). It will be an opportunity to learn more about MAT, OUD, the waiver process, and how MAT can work in a primary care practice.

There is no charge for this event; a box lunch will be provided at check-in.
Feb
14
Fri
The GATE Model: An Interactive Tool for Addictions Assessment and Person-Centered Planning @ The Education Center at Eastern AHEC
Feb 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Feb
18
Tue
20ME048 – MAHEC’s Project ECHO® for Chronic Pain (5-Part Video Teleconference Series)
Feb 18 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Feb
19
Wed
MAHEC’s Project ECHO®: WNC Perinatal Substance Use Disorder
Feb 19 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Feb
20
Thu
Updates in Prescribing for Substance Use Disorders @ Eastern Area Health Education Center
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
27
Thu
Inhaled Clinical Aromatherapy: Level II @ Charlotte AHEC
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
2020 Clinical Update and Psychopharmacology Review @ The McKimmon Conference & Training Center
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm
Mar
3
Tue
20ME048 – MAHEC’s Project ECHO® for Chronic Pain (5-Part Video Teleconference Series)
Mar 3 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Mar
4
Wed
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic & Refresher Training Course: Integrating EMDR into Clinical Practice @ Blue Ridge Room
Mar 4 – Mar 8 all-day
Mar
9
Mon
Building a Culture of Resiliency: Trauma-Informed Care Focused on ACEs and Social Determinants of Health (Online Course and/or Live Skills Lab) @ Mountain Area Health Education Center
Mar 9 all-day
Mar
12
Thu
Behavioral Treatment of Chronic Pain: Evidence-Based Tools to Move from Hurt to Hope @ Mountain Area Health Education Center
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:45 pm

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Mar
17
Tue
MAHEC’s Project ECHO® for Medication-Assisted Treatment (5-Part Video Teleconference Series)
Mar 17 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am