Updates

Study: Teens, Young Adults Who Vape More at Risk for COVID-19

Study: Teens, Young Adults Who Vape More at Risk for COVID-19

According to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine which was recently published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Adolescent Health, teens and young adults who vape are five times more likely to become infected with the coronavirus...

SUD 101 Core Curriculum

SUD 101 Core Curriculum

PCSS clinical experts David Fiellin, MD; Michelle Lofwall, MD; and Larissa Mooney, MD, who have extensive training and knowledge in addictions, led a team of healthcare professionals in the development of a substance use disorder 101 core curriculum for healthcare...

Controlled Substance Prescribing Webinar Series

Controlled Substance Prescribing Webinar Series

Webinar (Recorded) Controlled Substance Prescribing Part 1: CDC Guideline and Controlled Substance Reporting System Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)   Webinar (Recorded) Controlled Substance Prescribing Part 2: Acute Pain and Adopting Tools for Change...

Updated NC Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports

Updated NC Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports

The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the Division of Public Health recently updated the provisional data on opioid-related poisoning deaths (NC OCME), and the opioid overdose and unintentional med/drug overdose with potential for abuse emergency department...

U.S. Alcohol Consumption Guidelines May Be Changing

U.S. Alcohol Consumption Guidelines May Be Changing

For decades, Americans have been told that moderate drinking is defined as two drinks a day for men and one for women. Now, a draft report from the Dietary Advisory Committee, a panel of experts that meets every five years to examine the latest science and recommend...

FDA: Opioid Labels Must Include Info About Naloxone

FDA: Opioid Labels Must Include Info About Naloxone

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced it would require drug manufacturers to include information about naloxone on the labels of opioid painkillers. Naloxone, often referred to by the brand name Narcan, has been used in the U.S. to reverse opioid...

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

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.