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Changing Opioid Prescription Practices and the Stigma of Addiction

  • U-M Detroit Center - Ann Arbor Room 3663 Woodward Ave, #150 Detroit, MI United States (map)

Communities, individuals and families across the Detroit area are burdened with prescription opioid abuse and addiction. There is no typical face to addiction. It impacts everyone, good people for good families, those dealing with challenging life situations, all ethnicities, geographies, and other characteristics including economic and social descriptions that distinguish individuals and communities. Everyone suffers, especially the addict. Sadly, too many have lost the battle.

The Families Against Narcotics (FAN) and Michigan OPEN (Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network) will provide a panel presentation on lessons learned, promising approaches, and trends surrounding:

  • Changing the face of addiction, dispelling the stigma of addiction, and educating the community and those affected by addiction by sharing stories from those seeking recovery, those in recovery, family members affected by addiction, and community supporters

  • Reducing the amount of opioids prescribed to surgical patients, eliminating prolonged postoperative opioid use, and reducing the unintended distribution of opioids into Michigan Communities

The panel includes Judge Linda Davis, JD, MS, Director, Families Against Narcotics (FAN); Sunil Agarwal, MD, MS, Reesearch Fellow, Michigan Opioid Prescribing Network (OPEN); and Monica Gonzalez Walker, MSA, RN, NE-BC, Clinical Implementation Manager, Michigan Opioid Prescribing Network (OPEN).

Learn more or register here.

Earlier Event: February 25
RCR4K Session 5
Later Event: March 27
March Lunch & Learn: Navigating Bias