Overview of Substance Use Disorder [S-20-40]

Presenter: Deborah Norris
Location: SLCHA: Silas Wright House: County Gallery
Classes: 2 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Thu 10:00 AM 03/19, 03/26
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We will look at substance use disorder: the history, causes, preventions, effects and treatments, signs and symptoms, theories of the cause, and theories that affect the treatment of the disease of those who suffer from it. The presenter asks: “Why the stigma?” She will also look at this disorder in the context of politics, statistics, Narcan training, and harm reduction point of view.

Deborah Norris has a background in emergency medicine, surgery, and most recently, addiction medicine. She is fascinated by the people with addictions. She never stops asking WHY is this happening?!

NOTE: Interested in learning more? Dress for Narcan training – you will need to move comfortably for a simulated rescue practice. Also, bring your ideas, opinions, questions and thoughts on this topic for discussion.

Cap: 40



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