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Spike in fentanyl-related deaths

“We are increasingly seeing signs of what appears to be a return to the epidemic levels of 10 years ago, when fentanyl-related drug overdoses were blamed for 236 excess drug deaths,” Washtenaw County Medical Examiner Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen said in a statement.

And, it's not just Michigan.

MAADAC's Spring Conference is focused on the opioid epidemic.

Joseph Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator in the DEA, will discuss current trends, including how young people obtain these drugs.

Dr. Carl Christensen, Medical Director, Hutzel Women’s Recovery Center, HPRP & Dawn Farm, will teach attendees how to help pregnant opiate addicts so that they can achieve recovery and deliver their baby safely.

Dr. Tana Bridge, Professor of Social Work at EMU, will talk about how to support families who have lost a loved one to overdose.

Matt Statman, Program Manager of the University of Michigan's Collegiate Recovery Program, will talk about how to support young people in recovery, many of whom are recovering from opiate addiction.
Kristen Senters, of Odyssey Village, will discuss the use of technology to support recovery.

Come to learn what others are doing to address this national problem.

 Eventbrite - 2015 Spring MAADAC Conference

2015 Spring Conference

Opiates: Losing Our Youth & Our Future

May 8, 2015

Topics include:
  • Drug & diversion trends;
  • Supporting recovery on campus;
  • Helping families through complicated grief related to overdose;
  • Understanding treatment options for opioid addiction;
  • Consumer run technology oriented delivery of recovery management services.
Presenters include:
  • Joseph Rannazzisi - Deputy Assistant Administrator, DEA
  • Dr. Carl Christensen - Medical Director, Hutzel Women’s Recovery Center, HPRP & Dawn Farm
  • Dr. Tana Bridge - Professor of Social Work, EMU
  • Matt Statman - Program Manager of Collegiate Recovery Program, University of Michigan 
  • Kristen Senters - Odyssey Village
Location: The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, MI

Social work and MCBAP Hours available. Lodging information now available at link below. 

Learn more and register here.

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