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Medication Assisted Treatment: Barrier or Boost for Recovery? CLE

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Date(s) - 06/12/2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Buncombe County Health & Human Services


This one-hour continuing education seminar sheds light on the role of attorneys and helping professionals in the opioid crisis in our country.

Opioid use disorder (OUD) is at epidemic levels, placing enormous burden on the judicial, social services, and healthcare systems. OUD is particularly devastating to pregnant women and families.  Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is an effective and  life-saving treatment option for those struggling with OUD, but is often met with controversy and confusion. This presentation will challenge common myths and misconceptions by providing an overview of the epidemic, treatment options including MAT, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and factors that influence recovery.

Presenter Dr. Blake Fagan is a family practice physician and Chief Education Officer at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC.) He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Fagan completed his undergraduate education at the University of Missouri –Columbia, his residency at MAHEC and he has been a faculty member at MAHEC since 2001.

Dr. Fagan also serves as Assistant Residency Director for MAHEC Family Medicine Residency Program, as Assistant Medical Director, MAHEC Division of Family Medicine and as an Associate Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

This CLE is free, approved for one hour of general credit by the NC State Board of CLE, and includes free lunch.


Registrations are closed for this event.