The Starr Center Auditorium, Boston, June 3rd, 2017. Free event to provide people with substance use disorders, their family, friends, clinicians, and others to learn about substance use disorders and become involved in the treatment and recovery of someone they care about. Hear about on new research findings and important clinical topics for people with substance use disorders and their families.
* Learn about the brain-based risk factors for addiction and the effects of addictive drugs on the brain, society’s response to the opioid crisis, and what it teaches us about marijuana.
* Listen to a panel of patients and families speaking about their perspective on substance use, plus presentations on:
- How to use Narcan, a medication now widely used to block the effects of opioids after an overdose.
- A vision of modern addiction treatment that is preventive, patient and family centered, and oriented towards recovery and physical health.
- Brain-Based Risk Factors for Addiction
- The effects of Addictive Drugs on the Brain
- Society’s Response to the Opioid Crisis and What it Teaches Us About Marijuana
- Patient and Family Panel
- Psychiatric Illness and Addiction
- Risk Factors for Overdose
- Safe Medication Storage and Disposal
Registration is required to 866-644-7792 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/about/events/pe-2017-suds.aspx?display=about
Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry
The Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy