Updates

Proposed Bill Could Make Remote Addiction Treatment Permanent

Proposed Bill Could Make Remote Addiction Treatment Permanent

U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) recently introduced the Telehealth Response for E-prescribing Addiction Therapy Services (TREATS) Act to support the expansion of telehealth services for substance use disorder treatment. The bill would...

Treating Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in Their Homes

Treating Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in Their Homes

More than 2 million people in the U.S. with an opioid use disorder (OUD) need treatment and an increasing number of individuals are receiving treatment, yet less than 20% receive effective medications such as buprenorphine. There are myriad reasons why individuals...

New NC Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports

New 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...

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.