Pain, Addiction and the Law 2018
Date​
Saturday, March 24, 2018
UNC Friday Center
Audience​
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacist, Dentists and other health care providers
​Description
​This course is provided by Wake AHEC.
The purpose of this course is to review the psychological aspects of addiction, understand who is at risk, and the legal ramifications of providing inappropriate opioid prescriptions. New national guidelines (CDC) as well as the state (NC Medical Board) regarding opioid prescribing will be reviewed.
 
 
Understanding Opioids
Date​
By request. The speaker travels to your location, program at organization/agency.
 
Audience​
Middle and High School Students
​Description
​This 60-90 minute program is provided by The Poe Center for Health Education.
Students will learn the types and effects of opioids (prescription pain medicine and heroin) on the brain and body, how opioids affect brain chemistry, safe use of prescription medication, how to recognize an emergency and intervene on behalf of their peers as well as stress management as a prevention technique.
 
Fees vary. For more information contact dhendren@poehealth.org
 
 
Opioids 101
Date​
​By request. The speaker travels to your location, program at organization/agency.
Audience​
  • Parents
  • Faith Communities
  • Youth Serving Organizations
  • School Personnel
​Description
This 90 minute program is provided by The Poe Center for Health Education.
 
Learn about the growing concern of opioid use (prescription pain medicine and heroin) in our communities. Learn how  to recognize the risk factors, youth perception of risk, scope of the opiate problem, signs and symptoms as well as action steps and resources to keep children from opioid use. Adults will receive relevant resources and information.
 
Fees vary. For more information contact dhendren@poehealth.org.