Opioid Use: Disorder, Treatment, and Hope

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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.

Medication assisted treatment (MAT) includes the safe administration and monitoring of Suboxone (Buprenorphine/naloxone) or Vivitrol (Naltrexone) that prevents withdrawal and cravings from opioid use disorder. You will also have a team to support you: a medical provider, a nurse, a care manager, and a social worker. Together, we will help you face the obstacles that prevent you from living the life you want to live.