From Rx to Heroin 2016

//From Rx to Heroin 2016

From Rx to Heroin 2016

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Following up after our January 25, 2016 presentation:

“From Rx to Heroin:
Know the risks as health care providers, and as health care consumers.”

On Monday, January 25, we partnered with Jefferson University’s College of Pharmacy to provide information and insight about prescription drug misuse and addiction, and the potential path to heroin. 280 people participated in our Conversation, the majority of whom were pharmacy students at Jefferson, Temple University, and the University of the Sciences.

 

Our Panelists:

Ashley Maister is currently pursuing her PharmD at Jefferson College of Pharmacy. She is the current Generation Rx Committee chair of Jefferson’s chapter of APhA­ASP, which is dedicated to providing educational resources and preventing the misuse of prescription medications.

R.J. LaCoursiere is currently pursuing his PharmD at Jefferson College of Pharmacy. He has experience in researching Substance Use Disorder development and treatment, and is able to offer a personalized understanding of the condition and how it affects people.

Roshni Patel, PharmD is a professor at Jefferson College of Pharmacy.

Michael Harenza, PharmD, CAAP works at Caron Treatment Centers and is in recovery from addiction.

Carl Anticell identifies as a person in long term recovery from substance use disorder. He is a presenter for Minding Your Mind and is the Chapter Lead of the Philadelphia Chapter of Young People in Recovery, a grassroots advocacy organization.

Our Moderator:

Kim Rubenstein, CRS, is the Executive Director of Be a Part of the Conversation.

Below you will find resources relating to our topic of prescription drug use, misuse, addiction – and the potential path to heroin.

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senate hearingOn Wednesday, January 27, 2016, the United States Senate Judiciary Committee held a 3 1/2-hour hearing focusing specifically on prescription drug abuse and heroin.
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America’s Addiction to Opioids: Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

presented by Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

 

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The 5th Vital Sign & America’s Painkiller Epidemic

 

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Stop Opiate Abuse Campaign

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Prevention Alliance

 

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overdose deathsOverdose Death Rates (summarized on Powerpoint)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

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America’s Addiction to Opioids: Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

 

 

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Unintended Consequences: Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent

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The Heroin Epidemic in 9 Graphs

Heroin use has skyrocketed in the U.S., and it’s hitting young adults the hardest.
US News & World Report

 

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America’s Addiction to Opioids: Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

 

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Why Heroin Has Made a Comeback in America

The Economist

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Drugs, Brains, & Behavior: The Science of Addiction

How science has revolutionized the understanding of addiction. This is a terrific guide to helping all of us understand how some of us might develop substance use disorders, while others might not.

 

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The Medicine Abuse Project

 

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NIDA’s Dr. Nora Volkow Explains the Science of Addiction

 

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Preventing and Recognizing Prescription Drug Abuse

 

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Get Help Now | RxDrop Locator

 

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Program

Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

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Learn more about SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment)

 

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SBIRT Training

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Visit our “Resources” section of this website to find options for treatment, support, & more.

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Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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Support is available for:

 

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Find professional resources and outpatient programs.

 

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Learn about Drug Treatment Court programs in Pennsylvania.

 

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“Standing in the Storm” Series of Manuals for Parents

 

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Get connected to YPR (Young People in Recovery)

 

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SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training)

911

 

 

In case of emergency, call 911.

 

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Injury Prevention & Control: Prescription Drug Overdose

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Recognizing Opioid Overdose

 

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What you need to know about Pennsylvania’s Good Samaritan Law

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More details about the Good Samaritan and related acts.

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Opioid/Heroin Reversal (Naloxone)

Pennsylvania Department of Drugs and Alcohol Programs

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The Surgeon General’s Call to End the Opioid Crisis

 

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The CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

 

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Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

 

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Information for State Prescribers on the Controlled Substances Database

Pennsylvania Medical Society

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Federal Register Notice: Proposed 2016 Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

 

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DEA Allows the Return of Unused Medications to Pharmacies

 

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Guidelines Aim to Help Physicians with Pain Treatment in the ER

 

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Temple Study:  Guidelines help ER docs limit pain meds.

 

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Generation Rx

Safe medication practices for life.

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Addiction in Pharmacy – The Untold Truth

Courtney A. Hulbert, LCSW

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  1. Ashley Maister February 10, 2016 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Wonderful, informative event for students, health care professionals, and community members! I think everyone learned something about the opioid and substance misuse problem in our country, and how we can lessen the stigma associated around this disease by having conversations like this one.

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