Patient and Family Education Day: Substance Use Disorders

A free educational program exclusively for patients, families, and friends. This event will provide an opportunity for people with substance use disorders, their family, friends, treaters, and others to learn about substance use disorders and become actively involved in the treatment and recovery of someone they care about. This event offers an update on new research findings and important clinical topics for people with substance use disorders and their families.

In the morning, participants will learn about the brain-based risk factors for addiction and the effects of addictive drugs on the brain. They will also learn about society's response to the opioid crisis and what it teaches us about marijuana. The afternoon will feature a panel of patients and families speaking about their perspective on substance use, as well as presentations focusing on psychiatric illness and addiction, safe medication storage and disposal, risk factors for overdose, and a demonstration on how to use Narcan, a medication now widely used to block the effects of opioids after an overdose. We will share our vision of modern addiction treatment that is preventive, patient-centered, and oriented towards recovery and physical health.

Registration: 9:15 am - 10:00 am
Program: 10:00 am - 3:15 pm

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Event Type
Mass General Hospital
General public,Health care professionals
Pre-Registration is required
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Time9:15 AM - 3:15 PM

LocationStarr Center Auditorium, 185 Cambridge Street