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The Opioid Epidemic: Understanding and Intervention for Clinicians

Presenter: Jeremy B. Barowsky, MD, FASAM

January 12, 2018 • 9:30 am - 12:00pm

Fee: $85.00 | FIW Alumni: $75.00

CEU's: 2.5

Opiate overdoses now represent the number one cause of preventable death. More individuals die from opiate overdoses than from motor vehicle accidents in a given year. While the US represents 5% of the world population, it is responsible for 80% of all opioids used in the world. 4 out of 5 individuals who use heroin have started with prescription pain medication use. The average opiate user today is middle-class, suburban, and white, in stark contrast to perception of this population. We will discuss risk factors, related substance use behavior and highly prevalent co-occurring mental health disorders. Importantly effective therapeutic and pharmacologicical treatments are available. It is important for mental health professionals to know how to screen for at risk patients, in order to connect them with appropriate treatment.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Cancel up to 2 weeks before event for a refund, minus a $15.00 administrative fee; Less than 2 weeks, a credit will be applied towards a future workshop. 

CEU’s:  If you hold a degree in social work or marriage and family therapy, you will receive a certificate at the end of our workshop. Please submit your license number and name on all documents.

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