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763.Th Opioid Use & Abuse in the Context of a Legal Drug Culture

Training includes: description of our “legal drug culture”; history of opioid use; effects of opioid addiction, attempts to modify prescribing practices and control access to opioids; dangers of fentanyl and other analogues; identification of high risk people; systems for overdose reversal; inadequacy of psychosocial treatment alone and the description of the current anti-addiction drugs for opioid dependence (methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol). Research results will be presented.
•Understand roles of pharmaceutical companies, physician prescribing practices, legislation, marketing, cultural attitudes about discomfort and the history of opioid development in driving the current opioid epidemic;
•Develop a strategy after successful opioid overdose reversal to decrease the potential for return to opioid use;
•Recommend the different anti-addiction pharmacotherapies;
•Develop a three-pronged treatment strategy which has the best chances for successful outcome.

Starts: Jun. 7, 2018 12:00 am
Ends: Jun. 7, 2018 12:00 am
Registration Deadline
June 7, 2018
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