Workshop: 'Medications for the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders'

Event Details

April 26, 2018
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Student Union Ballroom

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission

Substance use disorders are the most common cause of preventable disability in the United States, and accidental overdose (often involving opioids) is the leading cause of injury-related death in our country. Addiction is recognized as a brain disease and there is a wealth of evidence for the use of medications in the treatment of substance use disorders -- and yet they remain underutilized and often misunderstood.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Robert Roose, vice president of Behavioral Health, Mercy Medical Center.

An addiction medicine specialist panel will also speak.

All are invited to this community training on medications for the treatment of substance use disorders.

This program is supported by SAMHSA grant #1H79T102644-01