“Safe and Effective Management of Pain and Addiction” will be presented on Tuesday January 17, 2017, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, by Dr. Carl Christensen, MD, Ph.D., FACOG, FASAM, ABAM; and Dr. Mark A. Weiner, MD. The Institute of Medicine estimates around a 100 million Americans suffer with chronic pain, and it’s estimated that about 10% of our population has or has had a substance use disorder. Both chronic pain and substance use disorders are major public health challenges, and treating concurrent pain and substance addiction is especially challenging. Common prescribing practices intended to provide relief of acute and chronic pain can trigger relapse in people with substance use disorders and have also fueled an epidemic of opiod misuse, addiction and overdose death. People with pain deserve relief, and the good news is there are many strategies for both acute and chronic pain management that are safe and effective for people at risk of or in recovery from substance use disorders. This presentation will discuss various methods of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management and their relative risks and benefits, and describe creative approaches to effective pain relief for people in recovery from substance use disorders.
LOCATION: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium (ground floor,) 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
COSTS: Admission is FREE and open to all. No registration is required. A certificate to document attendance can be provided on request. FREE CE is provided for addiction professionals.
WHO THE WORKSHOPS ARE FOR: People interested in any topic for any reason, personal or professional - ALL ARE WELCOME!
WHO ORGANIZES THE SERIES: The series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit organization that provides a continuum of programs for treatment of substance use disorders.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: For information, please contact Dawn Farm:
Phone: (734) 485-8725.
Web site: http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.
Type of Event:
Education (townhall meeting, class, workshop, lecture or training for community and general public, policymakers, social service and criminal justice organizations, etc.)