Panel Discussion: Building Bridges to Recovery

first_img By: Jason Snyder, DDAP Communications Director Panel Discussion: Building Bridges to Recovery Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog A few years ago, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) created the Building Bridges to Recovery initiative, which encourages dialogue between medical providers and the recovery community. As part of that initiative and National Recovery Month, DDAP is convening a panel discussion from 9 to 11 am, Thursday, Sept. 29, at the State Museum in Harrisburg. It will be live webcast and offered as continuing medical education.The panel discussion will focus on ways to improve identification of people with addiction and ways to more effectively refer and treat them. Panel members will also identify and address barriers, including stigma, to those efforts. As part of the discussion, people in recovery will have an opportunity to share their insight and experience with the medical providers to better inform the discussion and direct next steps.Last year over 3,500 Pennsylvanians died from drug overdose – that is an astonishing 10 deaths a day and up from the more than 2,500 reported deaths in 2014. Having open and candid conversations and working together are vital tools in combating this terrible epidemic.For questions, please email ra-dasecretary@pa.gov.Opening SpeakersGary TennisSecretary, Department of Drug and Alcohol ProgramsRachel LevinePennsylvania physician generalJohn P. Gallagher, MD,Vice chair Pennsylvania Medical Society Board of Trustees and chair, Pennsylvania Medical Society Opioid Advisory Task ForcePanelDr. Thomas KohlBerkshire Family Medicine, Reading Health SystemBrandon Antinopoulos, Pharm.DPharmacy Manager, Hometown Apothecary DrugsDr. Roderick GroomesDirector, Armstrong County Memorial Hospital Emergency DepartmentCindi Coffman, BA, CADC, CCSAssistant Program Director, Cove Forge BHSDr. Bill SantoroChief, Section of Addictions Medicine, Reading Health SystemMedical Director, New DirectionsScott Scotilla, Psy.D. ICAADCScotilla Psychological Services LLCAndrew Schmitt, LCSWMazzitti and Sullivan Counseling ServicesJen Zampogna, MDLawyers Concerned for Lawyers and a person in recoveryOvis Mangum, BA, CEAPEAP Case Manager, Norfolk Southern Corp. and a person in recovery SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 26, 2016   SHARE  TWEETlast_img

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