Substance use disorders are reoccurring chronic, often relapsing disease that affect the brain and should be treated within the public health arena similar to other diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. This understanding, however, does not easily find its way into public or social policy.
The Sixty-third United Nation Commission on Narcotic Drugs session will take place in Vienna, Austria, 2-6 March 2020.
The event involves the policy making body of the United Nations with the prime responsibility in drug related matters.
There are thousands of people in recovery from addiction unaware of their civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This presentation will provide information on the ADA and how it applies to individuals in treatment for or recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs).
This presentation is geared at increasing addiction counsellor understanding of the legal, ethical, and liability-related factors that come into play with clinical documentation, regardless of pay source (insurance, public funding like Medicare, or private pay, etc.) or work context (agency, private practice, etc.).
The 5th International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health (LEPH2019) is an event that will explore the complex and diverse intersections of law enforcement and public health.
The event is set to take place in Edinburgh, Scotland on the 21st-23rd October and will present a Conference Program that will address three main areas:
Trends in Deaths Involving Heroin and Synthetic Opioids Excluding Methadone, and Law Enforcement Drug Product Reports
What is already known about this topic?
Opioid overdose deaths in the United States have been increasing since 1999, initially driven by prescription opioid misuse and more recently by heroin and other illicit opioid use.
What is added by this report?