New wave of overdoses and a place to learn about the problem & solutions

“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.

5802a0a2-c647-4a0c-b05b-031506e3eddeIt just so happens that MAADAC’s Spring Conference is focused on the opioid epidemic. Speakers include:

  • Keynote by Joseph Rannazzisi, DEA Office of Diversion Control (The first time I saw one of his colleagues present, I was not at all looking forward to it. I learned a lot. It was really good and Mr. Rannazzisi is supposed to be even better.)
  • Update on Managing Treatment Options for Expectant Mothers by Dr. Carl Christensen
  • Grief After Death by Overdose: Working with Survivors by Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW, CTC-S
  • Supporting Recovery on Campus by Matt Statman, LMSW, CAADC
  • Lessons Learned in Building a Technology Oriented Delivery System by Kristen Senters, MA, CAADC

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