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Overcoming Addiction: Hope with Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment

Overcoming Addiction: Hope with Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment

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November 13th 2013:Treating Opioid Addiction with Medication

Opiates are derived from the poppy plant. Opioids are drugs that trigger the same brain receptor sites, especially in the pleasure center. Since Purdue Pharmaceutical mischaracterized Oxycontin® as only mildly risky, the rates have soared to nearly 1 million Americans addicted to these painkillers. Today our expert addiction psychiatrist will walk us through the details of using an opioid to get off of an opioid like heroin, oxy or hydros.

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Stuart Gitlow, MD

Stuart Gitlow, MD, is President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Medical Director for Orexo US, and Executive Director of the Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. Dr Gitlow is on the faculty of both Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He obtained his MD at Mount Sinai, and completed his psychiatric and public health training at University of Pittsburgh, PA, and a forensic psychiatry fellowship at Harvard University in Boston. Dr Gitlow serves as Cochair of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Action Team on Alcohol and Health, and as an elected member of its Council on
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