Updates

SAMHSA Guidance On 42 CFR Part 2 Revised Rule

SAMHSA Guidance On 42 CFR Part 2 Revised Rule

In light of recent revisions of 42 CFR Part 2, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued several guidance documents, including a new fact sheet that includes implementation guidance. The 42 CFR Part 2 regulations serve to...

AMA Opioid Task Force Releases Drug Overdose Report

AMA Opioid Task Force Releases Drug Overdose Report

A new American Medical Association (AMA) report focuses on the increase in drug overdose deaths, investigates causes and calls for meaningful action to remove barriers to evidence-based practice in treatment, harm reduction and pain management. “It is past time for...

Experts Reach Consensus on Treatment of Adolescents with ADHD, SUD

Experts Reach Consensus on Treatment of Adolescents with ADHD, SUD

Childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a risk factor for substance misuse and substance use disorder (SUD) in adolescence and (early) adulthood. A multidisciplinary group of dozens of experts from 17 countries reached a high level of consensus on...

How COVID-19 Is Driving Risks in the Illicit Benzodiazepines Market

How COVID-19 Is Driving Risks in the Illicit Benzodiazepines Market

According to research conducted by Express Scripts and cited by Harvard Medical School, prescriptions for medications to treat depression, anxiety or insomnia increased by 21 percent at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in February. Prescriptions of anti-anxiety...

Sep
24
Thu
Controlled Substance Prescribing for Providers @ Webinar
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This program will educate controlled substance prescribers on different aspects associated with pain management, including effective utilization of controlled substances to manage pain as well as identifying signs of patient abuse or misuse of these medication. Completing this activity will fulfill 1.5 hours of the controlled substance CME/CPD requirement for the providers who prescribe controlled substances in NC.

These trainings are provided by by Area LAHEC in partnership with Community Impact of North Carolina and supported by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, State Opioid Response Supplemental – Prevention Funds.

Sep
29
Tue
MAHEC’s Project ECHO for Chronic Pain – Module 4 @ Webinar
Sep 29 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Oct
9
Fri
The People’s Opioid Summit @ Virtual
Oct 9 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oct
13
Tue
MAHEC’s Project ECHO for Chronic Pain – Module 5 @ Webinar
Oct 13 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Oct
22
Thu
Treating Pain Safely: An Update for Prescribers @ Webinar - Webex
Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Oct
28
Wed
Understanding Your Patients and their Substance Use Disorder @ Charlotte AHEC
Oct 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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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.