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New Study: Benzodiazepine Prescriptions on the Rise

New Study: Benzodiazepine Prescriptions on the Rise

Prescriptions for drugs used to relieve anxiety, agitation or sleep problems are on the rise in the U.S., according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Benzodiazepines were prescribed at 65.9 million office-based doctor visits from...

Feds to Let States Use Opioid Funds to Tackle Meth and Cocaine

Feds to Let States Use Opioid Funds to Tackle Meth and Cocaine

States can now use funds earmarked for the opioid crisis to address the surge in meth and cocaine use, thanks to a spending bill passed by Congress in late 2019. The change affects a $1.5 billion grant program previously restricted to dealing with the opioid epidemic....

JUUL Use Skyrocketing Among Older Teens and Young Adults

JUUL Use Skyrocketing Among Older Teens and Young Adults

According to a new study from the non-profit health group Truth Initiative, use of Juul vaping devices doubled among young people ages 18 to 20, from nearly 12% to 24%. Researchers also found among 21 to 24-year-olds, Juul use more than tripled from 5.6% to 18%. Read...

Feb
27
Thu
2020 Clinical Update and Psychopharmacology Review @ The McKimmon Conference & Training Center
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm
Mar
3
Tue
MAHEC’s Project ECHO® for Chronic Pain (5-Part Video Teleconference Series)
Mar 3 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
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
Mar
31
Tue
MAHEC’s Project ECHO® for Medication-Assisted Treatment (5-Part Video Teleconference Series)
Mar 31 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Treating Pain Safely: An Update for Prescribers @ Mountain Area Health Education Center
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Apr
1
Wed
MAHEC’s Project ECHO®: WNC Perinatal Substance Use Disorder
Apr 1 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Apr
2
Thu
The ASAM Annual Conference
Apr 2 – Apr 5 all-day
Apr
14
Tue
MAHEC’s Project ECHO® for Medication-Assisted Treatment (5-Part Video Teleconference Series)
Apr 14 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Apr
15
Wed
MAHEC’s Project ECHO®: WNC Perinatal Substance Use Disorder
Apr 15 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Apr
21
Tue
Proper Opioid Prescribing and Trauma with Stephen Loyd, MD @ Barton College, Hardy Alumni Hall
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr
28
Tue
MAHEC’s Project ECHO® for Medication-Assisted Treatment (5-Part Video Teleconference Series)
Apr 28 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Apr
30
Thu
Addiction Medicine Conference @ Renaissance Hotel
Apr 30 – May 2 all-day
Addiction Medicine Conference @ Renaissance Hotel

Full Conference – April 30-May 2, 2020

Includes Pre-Conference plus Main Conference

  • Physician, In-state (NC) – $475
  • Non-physician, In-State (NC) – $380
  • Out of State – $615

Main Conference – May 1-2, 2020

  • Physician In-state (NC) – $300
  • Non-Physician In-State (NC) – $240
  • Out of State – $440

Pre-Conference – April 30, 2020

  • Physician – $175
  • Non-Physician – $140
  • Out of State – $225

Daily Rate

Includes one day only during the Main Conference (must select May 1 or May 2, 2020)

  • Physician – $175
  • Non-Physician – $140
  • Out of State – $225
May
5
Tue
North Carolina Prevention Conference @ McKimmon Center
May 5 – May 6 all-day