Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Through Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement† | Morrison and Stein
North Carolina Attorney General Stein offers an overview of the opioid epidemic in NC and beyond, including the scope of the problem, prevention strategies for physicians and other health care providers, the STOP Act and the Synthetic Opioid Control Act, supporting treatment and recovery services, and support for law enforcement.
Pamela Morrison takes a deeper dive into the treatment of substance use disorders, including risk factors for addiction, cycles of chronic pain and psychiatric comorbidity, drug addiction and the brain, treatment outcomes and effectiveness, evidence-based treatment strategies, medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders, developing social supports, integrated primary and behavioral health care, and how legal professionals can help and get help.
From 2018 Health Law Section Annual Meeting and Joint CLE
with the Litigation Section, April 27, 2018