Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
Date: June 21, 2017 2:00 PM ET
Presenter: Niki Miller
Title of Presentation: The Anatomy of an Epidemic: How did we end up here?
Description: This month’s webinar examines historical trends in U.S. opioid use, sentinel events, important laws and regulatory measures, and recent changes in prescribing practices. It unpacks the unique factors that have resulted in an unfolding tragedy that continues to devastate communities and families. It highlights the impact of pharmaceutical and illicit opioids such as fentanyl and fentanyl analogues, as well as successful and failed mitigation strategies. It explains the neurological adaptations that accompany habitual opioid use, the pharmacokinetics of each medication used for treatment, and research on effectiveness. Lastly, it highlights the paradigm shift taking place in the U.S., adoption of internationally accepted harm/risk reduction approaches and introduces a variety of resources.

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Identify pharmaceutical and illicit opioids that have affected our communities and medications used for treatment
  • Describe how the opioid epidemic has impacted change in laws and regulations
  • Understand the adoption of harm reduction approaches and what strategies have been implemented successfully
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