Updates

Updated NC Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports for October 2021

Updated NC Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports for October 2021

The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the Division of Public Health recently updated provisional data on suspected opioid overdose EMS encounters and ED visits for opioid-related overdose and unintentional med/drug with potential for abuse overdose for October...

COVID Brings Increase in Cannabis Use Among Pregnant Women

COVID Brings Increase in Cannabis Use Among Pregnant Women

According to data published in JAMA last month, prenatal cannabis use increased by 25% during the pandemic over prenatal cannabis use during the 15 months before the pandemic. The study involved over 100,000 pregnancies in Northern California. Prenatal cannabis use is...

AMA Calls on Lawmakers to “Act Now” Amid Overdose Statistic

AMA Calls on Lawmakers to “Act Now” Amid Overdose Statistic

According to a new report from the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians have prescribed 44 percent less opioids over the past decade, yet fatal and nonfatal drug overdoses have continued to soar. AMA’s report documented a 44.4 percent decrease in opioid...

Thousands of Unknown Chemicals Found in E-Cigarettes

Thousands of Unknown Chemicals Found in E-Cigarettes

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found vaping aerosols contain thousands of unknown chemicals and substances not disclosed by manufacturers, including industrial chemicals and caffeine. The results, recently published in the journal Chemical Research in...

Dec
6
Mon
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 101: Exploring Evidence-Based Recommendations for Care
Dec 6 all-day
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for the Mother-Baby Dyad
Dec 6 all-day
Dec
7
Tue
Online Course – Stimulant Use Disorder: Pathophysiology, Current Trends and Treatment
Dec 7 all-day

Target Audience

This program is recommended for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, care managers, care coordinators, and mental health professionals (including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, school counselors, and marriage and family therapists), and other professionals interested in this subject.

Objectives

  • Recognize the epidemiology of stimulant use disorder and current data trends on use of stimulants
  • Define stimulant use disorder and apply theories of pathophysiology
  • Identify signs and symptoms of a patient with stimulant use disorder
  • Describe behavioral therapy methods and pharmacotherapy options for stimulant use disorder
  • Interpret stigma, bias, health equity and disparities among people who use drugs
  • Identify harm reduction strategies for people who use stimulants
Jan
3
Mon
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 101: Exploring Evidence-Based Recommendations for Care
Jan 3 all-day
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for the Mother-Baby Dyad
Jan 3 all-day
Jan
4
Tue
Online Course – Stimulant Use Disorder: Pathophysiology, Current Trends and Treatment
Jan 4 all-day

Target Audience

This program is recommended for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, care managers, care coordinators, and mental health professionals (including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, school counselors, and marriage and family therapists), and other professionals interested in this subject.

Objectives

  • Recognize the epidemiology of stimulant use disorder and current data trends on use of stimulants
  • Define stimulant use disorder and apply theories of pathophysiology
  • Identify signs and symptoms of a patient with stimulant use disorder
  • Describe behavioral therapy methods and pharmacotherapy options for stimulant use disorder
  • Interpret stigma, bias, health equity and disparities among people who use drugs
  • Identify harm reduction strategies for people who use stimulants
Feb
7
Mon
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 101: Exploring Evidence-Based Recommendations for Care
Feb 7 all-day
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for the Mother-Baby Dyad
Feb 7 all-day
Feb
8
Tue
Online Course – Stimulant Use Disorder: Pathophysiology, Current Trends and Treatment
Feb 8 all-day

Target Audience

This program is recommended for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, care managers, care coordinators, and mental health professionals (including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, school counselors, and marriage and family therapists), and other professionals interested in this subject.

Objectives

  • Recognize the epidemiology of stimulant use disorder and current data trends on use of stimulants
  • Define stimulant use disorder and apply theories of pathophysiology
  • Identify signs and symptoms of a patient with stimulant use disorder
  • Describe behavioral therapy methods and pharmacotherapy options for stimulant use disorder
  • Interpret stigma, bias, health equity and disparities among people who use drugs
  • Identify harm reduction strategies for people who use stimulants
Mar
7
Mon
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 101: Exploring Evidence-Based Recommendations for Care
Mar 7 all-day
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for the Mother-Baby Dyad
Mar 7 all-day
Mar
8
Tue
Online Course – Stimulant Use Disorder: Pathophysiology, Current Trends and Treatment
Mar 8 all-day

Target Audience

This program is recommended for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, care managers, care coordinators, and mental health professionals (including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, school counselors, and marriage and family therapists), and other professionals interested in this subject.

Objectives

  • Recognize the epidemiology of stimulant use disorder and current data trends on use of stimulants
  • Define stimulant use disorder and apply theories of pathophysiology
  • Identify signs and symptoms of a patient with stimulant use disorder
  • Describe behavioral therapy methods and pharmacotherapy options for stimulant use disorder
  • Interpret stigma, bias, health equity and disparities among people who use drugs
  • Identify harm reduction strategies for people who use stimulants
Apr
4
Mon
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 101: Exploring Evidence-Based Recommendations for Care
Apr 4 all-day
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for the Mother-Baby Dyad
Apr 4 all-day
Apr
5
Tue
Online Course – Stimulant Use Disorder: Pathophysiology, Current Trends and Treatment
Apr 5 all-day

Target Audience

This program is recommended for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, care managers, care coordinators, and mental health professionals (including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, school counselors, and marriage and family therapists), and other professionals interested in this subject.

Objectives

  • Recognize the epidemiology of stimulant use disorder and current data trends on use of stimulants
  • Define stimulant use disorder and apply theories of pathophysiology
  • Identify signs and symptoms of a patient with stimulant use disorder
  • Describe behavioral therapy methods and pharmacotherapy options for stimulant use disorder
  • Interpret stigma, bias, health equity and disparities among people who use drugs
  • Identify harm reduction strategies for people who use stimulants

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Addiction Medicine Spring and Fall Conferences provide up-to-date substance use related education, applicable across general medical as well as addiction specialty practices.