Addiction Medicine Updates
Latest News & Upcoming Events
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently issued a proposed rule that would improve access to medication-assisted treatment, especially in rural areas where those suffering with opioid use disorder (OUD) may have limited treatment options. The proposal would...
A new study shows Americans are drinking themselves to death at ever-increasing rates and women are being hit particularly hard. Research shows the rate of alcohol-induced deaths among women increased between 3.1% and 3.6% a year from 2000 to 2016, while deaths among...
The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the Division of Public Health recently revised the provisional data on opioid-related poisoning deaths (NC OCME), opioid overdose emergency department visits (NC DETECT) and statewide harm reduction data (NCHRC). The...
Participants will gain insight into addictive disease through stories of individuals who have battled addiction and are now on the front lines assisting others in recovery. Discussion will include the intense stigma associated with the disease; the treatment pathways to combat addiction; and the role that genetics, trauma, and social opportunity play in addictive disease. Additionally, speakers will share techniques for empowering communities to make long lasting changes to promote overall health and resilience.
Due to COVID-19 we will not be holding the Addiction Medicine Conference as scheduled in Asheville. However, we understand YOU still want to receive up-to-date addiction medicine related education and WE are here to help. Please continue to reserve May 1 and 2 to participate in an online, abridged version of the currently planned agenda.
We hope everyone who has already signed up to attend will continue to join us virtually. We will announce more information on the sessions, number of CME/CE hours and revised pricing as soon as we can. Once we share the details, we will be able to issue partial refunds to those who plan to participate virtually OR if you are no longer interested or able to participate in this educational opportunity, we will be issuing full refunds.
Thank you for your understanding and ongoing commitment to the conference and the Governor’s Institute. Stay well!