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75% of NC Overdose Deaths Involve Multiple Drugs

75% of NC Overdose Deaths Involve Multiple Drugs

The street drug market has become increasingly polluted by additives in recent years. Fentanyl is the number one among those, as it is commonly added to heroin and now other substances as well. Fentanyl and its close relative, carfentanil, are synthetic opioids...

Researchers: Doctors Should Screen People Over 50 for Cannabis Use

Researchers: Doctors Should Screen People Over 50 for Cannabis Use

New research published in peer-reviewed The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse suggests older people who use cannabis to relieve or treat health problems are not discussing their substance use with doctors. This is despite some using marijuana every day and...

Jul
5
Mon
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 101: Exploring Evidence-Based Recommendations for Care
Jul 5 all-day
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for the Mother-Baby Dyad
Jul 5 all-day
Jul
6
Tue
Online Course – Stimulant Use Disorder: Pathophysiology, Current Trends and Treatment
Jul 6 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
Jul
22
Thu
The ASAM Virtual Review Course in Addiction Medicine
Jul 22 – Jul 24 all-day
Aug
2
Mon
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 101: Exploring Evidence-Based Recommendations for Care
Aug 2 all-day
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for the Mother-Baby Dyad
Aug 2 all-day
Aug
3
Tue
Online Course – Stimulant Use Disorder: Pathophysiology, Current Trends and Treatment
Aug 3 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
Sep
6
Mon
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 101: Exploring Evidence-Based Recommendations for Care
Sep 6 all-day
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for the Mother-Baby Dyad
Sep 6 all-day
Sep
7
Tue
Online Course – Stimulant Use Disorder: Pathophysiology, Current Trends and Treatment
Sep 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
Sep
23
Thu
NCATOD Virtual Conference
Sep 23 @ 11:15 am – 3:00 pm
Oct
4
Mon
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 101: Exploring Evidence-Based Recommendations for Care
Oct 4 all-day
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for the Mother-Baby Dyad
Oct 4 all-day
Oct
5
Tue
Online Course – Stimulant Use Disorder: Pathophysiology, Current Trends and Treatment
Oct 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
Oct
22
Fri
Addiction Medicine Essentials Conference – Virtual
Oct 22 – Oct 23 all-day

Save the Date! More information will be posted on our website as it is available.

Learn more about our conferences and educational opportunities

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