North Carolina Addiction Medicine Conference Addresses Addiction Treatment

April 28th, 2016

addmedNearly 270 physicians and other health care providers gathered in Asheville, North Carolina on April 21-23, 2016 to attend the 7th annual Addiction Medicine Conference addressing the current landscape in the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders.

Over the course of three days, attendees were provided practical and clinically relevant training on a number of addiction medicine topics including chronic pain management/safer opioid prescribing, medication assisted treatment, co-occurring medical and psychiatric illness, urine drug screening, updates on cannabis use, SUDs and pregnancy, motivational interviewing/counseling, and adolescent substance use disorder. As in other years, the audience was primarily a mix of primary care physicians and addiction medicine specialists.

Hosted by the Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse in collaboration with:

  • North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • North Carolina Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Pain Society of the Carolinas
  • Tennessee Society of Addiction Medicine
The steady growth in attendance and expanded reach with attendees joining us from North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and 17 other states across the country is due to the energy and dedication of our collaborators, faculty, attendees and sponsors to continue the effort in improving treatment practices. Thank you to all who took part in making this year’s conference a resounding success!
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A Project of the Governor's Institute on Alcohol & Substance Abuse and the North Carolina Society of Addiction Medicine.
Funded wholly or in part by the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Fund (CFDA #93.959) as a project of the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Substance Abuse Services.