Posts Tagged ‘substance abuse’

Article: Doctors can treat addiction, but are there enough trained in the field?

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Physicians are integral to treating addiction, but the country has a shortage of doctors with training in the specialty.  According to the American Society for Addiction Medicine, there are over 3,000 certified addiction medicine physicians. However, “there are more doctors out there prescribing heavy doses of narcotics than there

Article: More Babies Arrive Dependent on Drugs

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Being born into suffering is becoming ever more common as research shows a continuing surge in drug-dependent infants amid a national epidemic of pain pill and now heroin abuse, with no end in sight.

Admissions of these babies to U.S. neonatal intensive care units nearly

Event: Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference September 23-35, 2015

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The Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference continues to be the premier educational and networking event in the Mountain West. Learn from preeminent national and local leaders in the Substance Abuse field and network with colleagues.  Learning tracks include treatment, justice, prevention or family services. The Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference is sponsored by the Division

Event: Webinar – Drugs are a Local Phenomenon for LGBTQ Populations: Implications for SBIRT

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Overview:  The 2011 Institute of Medicine report titled “The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People” argues persuasively that there is a need for more attention to these subpopulations from clinical, research and policy perspectives.  With that in mind, webinar attendees on July 22, 2015 @ 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. MST will:

Event: Davis Behavioral Health Open House

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Davis Behavioral Health is hosting an Open House to introduce their Opioid Community Collaborative focusing on prescription drug misuse and abuse.

Monday, July 13, 2015

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

934 Main Street in Layton

Light Refreshments will be served.  We hope to see you there.

Click here for the Invitation.

Treatment Resources

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Utah has many treatment resources available for overcoming dependence and addiction to prescription medications. For local services and treatment centers, call 2-1-1. For a map of statewide public resources, click here.

In an emergency dial 9-1-1 immediately.

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