The 2020 Addiction Medicine Conference will now be held as a virtual event.
Visit the Addiction Medicine Conference webpage for more information on the virtual experience.
Join RTI at the 11th annual Addiction Medicine Conference – North Carolina’s premier conference for substance use disorder and addiction-related education and updates, hosted by the Governor’s Institute, North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the North Carolina Society of Addiction Medicine.
Preventing Opioid Misuse and Escalation to Opioid Use Disorder:
NIDA’s HEAL Prevention Initiative
Friday, May 1, 2020 | 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. ET
On any given day in the United States, more than 5,000 individuals misuse opioids for the first time. These individuals are more likely to be ages 26 and older than 25 and younger. This suggests that the teen and young adult years are a critical window for delivering primary prevention strategies for opioid misuse. This presentation will explore opioid prevention strategies for young people, primarily in the context of the National Institute of Health’s new HEAL Preventing Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adolescents and Young Adults Initiative (HPI). Dr. Phillip Graham will introduce participants to screening tools that they can use in their practice to identify young people at risk for initiating opioid misuse. He will then share information about promising prevention strategies for medical settings that are currently being evaluated under HPI. Finally, Dr. Graham will discuss stakeholder engagement as a strategy to help bring promising new prevention strategies to communities.
- Explore opioid misuse prevention strategies as a complement to treatment.
- Learn about tools that practitioners can use to assess risk for opioid misuse among their patients.
- Learn about promising opioid prevention strategies that are based in medical settings.
- Identify potential stakeholders who can help bring promising prevention strategies to individual communities.
Learn more about opioid prevention, misuse and overdose.