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January 24, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by TRIAD Addiction Recovery Services and Ashley Addiction Treatment

The U.S. opioid crisis is an intersecting set of problems related to both licit (i.e. prescription opioids) and illicit (i.e. heroin and fentanyl-related synthetics) substances. Notable is that prescription drug misuse can affect both patients directly receiving medications and patients’ friends and family who indirectly receive medications. Key responses include primary prevention, reducing excess opioid prescribing, saving lives acutely with naloxone, improved treatment and recovery services for the underlying addiction, and research to inform prevention and treatment efforts.

Date:

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Time:

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Place:

Padua Academy
905 N. Broom St., Wilmington, DE 19802 (Please use 10th St. entrance)

Presenter:

Wilson Compton, MD, MPE

Wilson Compton

Dr. Wilson Compton is the Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health. Over his 25 year career, Dr. Compton has been widely published and cited, is a highly sought after speaker, and has received numerous awards, including the Health and Human Services Secretary’s Awards for Meritorious Service in 2013 and Distinguished Service in 2014, among many others. Dr. Compton received his undergraduate education at Amherst College and his medical education at Washington University.

 

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public

Approved for 1 CEU by the Delaware Certification Board

For more information please contact Gillian Meddings
Email: GillianM@triadde.org Phone: 302.893.3278

 

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