Updates

New Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports for February 2021

New Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports for February 2021

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

Researchers Discover Serious New COVID-Related Smoking Threat

Researchers Discover Serious New COVID-Related Smoking Threat

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have found for the first time that cigarette smoke toxicity impacts the protective biofilm in the lungs, particularly concerning when paired with COVID-19 respiratory issues. Though many health factors are known...

Spike in Drug Overdose Deaths Among Black Americans During Pandemic

Spike in Drug Overdose Deaths Among Black Americans During Pandemic

More than 83,000 people across the country died from drug overdoses in 2020, according to the CDC, and a growing body of research suggests Black Americans have suffered the heaviest toll. Dr. Utsha Khatri, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, and her team...

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
Thu
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.