Opioids: An Introduction to the Epidemic

Every day, more than 130 people in the United States overdose on opioids. Many of these overdoes result in death. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids —is a serious national crisis that affects public health and social welfare. The Mississippi Public Health Institute aims to inform mental health professionals about the history, dangers and current trends of opioids. Participants of this training will be able to define opioids, their common prescription forms, their addictive qualities, and with drawl symptoms.

Educational Objectives

Objective 1 – Provide an introduction to Opioids for professionals from multiple disciplines

Objective 1 Supporting Information – Opioid definition | Qualities of the drug | History

Objective 2 – Discuss the most common prescription opioids as well as potential causes of opioid addiction.

Objective 2 Supporting Information – OxyContin | Fentanyl | Morphine | The Addiction Cycle

Objective 3 – Explain common prevention strategies and the CDC’s Response to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic.

Objective  3 Supporting Information – Prevention Strategies | CDC’s Response

 

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Health Advisory: Increases in Fentanyl Drug Confiscations and Fentanyl-related Overdose Fatalities. HAN Health Advisory. October 26, 2015.
  2. Gladden RM, Martinez P, Seth P. Fentanyl Law Enforcement Submissions and Increases in Synthetic Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths – 27 States, 2013-2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. Aug 2016;65(33):837-843.
  3. Scholl L, Seth P, Kariisa M, Wilson N, Baldwin G. Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths – United States, 2013-2017. Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. ePub: 21 December 2018.

Presenter

Jordon Hillhouse, CPS, MBA

Location

Golden Moon Casino's VIP Room

Highway 16 West Choctaw, MS 39350

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Date

Feb. 12, 2020

Time

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presenter

Jordon Hillhouse, CPS, MBA

Location

Golden Moon Casino's VIP Room

Highway 16 West Choctaw, MS 39350

Get Directions