Successful Countywide Event Presented by the Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition

December 8th, 2016

Over 165 health care professionals attended a free CME event on October 22 presented by the Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition, with support from the Governor’s Institute. During Responding to the Opioid Challenge: Best Practices for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, participants heard from the NC Medical Board, NC State Health Director and experts in pain management, addiction medicine and drug screening to learn best practices for pain management, opioid prescribing, urine drug screening and practicing under new medical board guidelines.

An engaged team of local community partners including CaroMont Health, Gaston Family Health Services, Community Care of North Carolina, and the Gaston Community Healthcare Commission collaborated on the event. The Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, Division of Public Health, NC Injury and Violence Prevention Branch and the Governor’s Institute are working to provide support for similar events in targeted counties across the state.

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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.