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Drugs of Abuse: The Opioid Crisis

  • Bay de Noc Community College 2001 N. Lincoln Rd. Escanaba, MI 49829 United States (map)

Course Description:

Michigan is no exception in the nation’s opioid epidemic, and misuse among older adults is becoming an increasing public health concern.  This workshop will look at the biology of addiction, how opioids affect brain function, common opioids by class, signs and symptoms of misuse, and treatments.  The presenter will discuss new guidelines for opioid use for pain, the benefits, and alternatives to reduce the risk of addiction in older adults.

 

Course Link:
http://www.lcc.edu/mhap
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:
Mental Health & Aging Project - LCC

Contact Information:
Alicia Hostetler
517-483-1529
hosteta3@star.lcc.edu


Earlier Event: September 24
Yoga as A Tool For Social Workers
Later Event: September 25
Suicide Awareness and Prevention