If It's an Epidemic, Shouldn't You Use Medication to Treat It? Exploring the Medical Options for Treating Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

Date: December 4, 2017 8:30 AM

Addiction and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) are “chronic medical conditions,” however many addiction professionals feel the only appropriate treatment is abstinence.  The increase in mortality due to the misuse of prescription medications and heroin has caused the field to re-examine the use of medication to treat OUD.  It is also causing addiction professionals to re-examine how they define “recovery” and how they define “successful outcomes.” This session explores the specifics of OUD and discusses all the various medications currently available for its treatment.

Location: McDowell Technical College Auditorium

Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 am
Program 9:00 - 4:00 pm

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