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Event
November 2, 2017 5:30pm–7:00pm

Phoenix House Exec Discusses Opioid Abuse

Virginia Hospital Center -John T. Hazel Conference Center

1701 George Mason Drive

Arlington, Virginia 22205

Addiction
On its 30th anniversary, the Dolan Lecture Series will tackle one of our nation’s biggest challenges: Opioid addiction.
With drug overdoses now the leading cause of death in people under 50, and overdose deaths up 19% from 2015 to 2016, medication assisted treatment is a vital part of combatting opioid addiction.
Guest lecturer Ben Nordstrom, MD, PhD, a board-certified addiction psychiatrist, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at Phoenix House, will share insights from the front lines of treating the epidemic. He will discuss the results of a multi-year, evidence-based project to develop learning collaboratives in Vermont to reduce practice variation in the provision of buprenorphine.
Dr. Nordstrom’s lecture will span the scope and severity of the crisis focusing on how we got here and how recent scientific and market forces are shaping the epidemic’s growth. He will discuss various medications for treatment of opioid use disorders, and the administrative structures surrounding their provision.
RSVP now for this important and relevant lecture. www.dolanlectureseries.org

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