Join us as the Field Library and Hudson River Healthcare present Opioid Use: Disorder, Treatment, and Hope.
Dr. Laura Pareso Houston of HRH will present a lecture with time for a Q and A at the end of the session.
Opioids are narcotic medications which may be prescribed by a medical provider to manage pain. They are also found in street drugs, such as heroin, opium, and illegally produced fentanyl. Opioids slow down the body function, reduce physical pain, and mask psychological pain. Topics covered in the talk include:
What is Opioid Use Disorder?
What Causes Opioid Use Disorder?
Warning Signs and Symptoms of Opioid Use Disorder
What are the Withdrawal Symptoms of Opioid Use Disorder?
What is Medication Assisted Treatment?