Updates

Study: Opioid Overdoses 29% Higher in 2020 than Before Pandemic

Study: Opioid Overdoses 29% Higher in 2020 than Before Pandemic

Research over the past year has shown – the opioid epidemic did not go anywhere in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather, it grew in strength and is taking advantage of a society now more susceptible than ever. In a large cross-sectional study published in JAMA...

New Glaser Award Winners Announced at Addiction Medicine 2021

New Glaser Award Winners Announced at Addiction Medicine 2021

RALEIGH, NC (April 13, 2021) – Blake Fagan, MD, and Eric Morse, MD were both awarded the Frederick B. Glaser Award on April 9 at the Addiction Medicine 2021 conference. The biennial award, given by the Governor’s Institute and the NC Chapter of the American Society of...

President Biden’s Remarks to the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit

President Biden’s Remarks to the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit

President Joe Biden became the third sitting U.S. president to address the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit after delivering remarks on April 5, 2021. The president acknowledged that addiction is a crisis that “touches families in every community in red states and blue...

May
21
Fri
Clinical Update 2021 Virtual Summit
May 21 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Clinical Update 2021 Virtual Summit continues its tradition of providing practitioners quality information on the most recent therapeutic and medical approaches to treating mental illness and substance use in North Carolina. We will feature several clinical topic areas to address an array of evidence-based practices, current research areas including the effects of the COVID -19 pandemic, and statewide updates on Mental Health Services.

The Summit registration includes access to all live plenary sessions, your choice of breakout sessions on Friday, May 21, 2021, and additional educational opportunities on Thursday, May 27, 2021, and Thursday, June 3, 2021. Educational credits are awarded per session, and a participant can receive up to eight hours of continuing education credits.

Jun
10
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Stigma of Addiction Summit
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Dell Medical School in collaboration with the National Academy of Medicine and Shatterproof is organizing the Stigma of Addiction Summit on June 10th from 12pm to 6pm EST.

This free, half-day, virtual, action-oriented summit will be entirely dedicated to understanding, addressing, and eliminating the harmful impacts of stigma on people who use drugs.

Get involved!

1) Register for the free event: https://nam.edu/event/stigma-of-addiction-summit/

2) Submit an abstract as part of the innovation session showcasing initiatives, ideas, and research to eliminate stigma of substance use disorders. See below and the attached PDF. Abstracts are due April 23.

3) Share with your colleagues – forward this message and share on social media!

Should you have any questions about the Summit, please do not hesitate to contact Richard Bottner at richard.bottner@gmail.com.

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.