Deep Dive: Innovations in Opioid Treatment and Recovery
Hosted by Massachusetts General Hospital in partnership with HUBweek and Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The Boston Globe
It’s been said that substance use disorder is the only disease where people go to prison when they relapse. Massachusetts clinicians, researchers and community activists are helping to change the narrative of treatment and recovery by viewing addiction as a chronic condition like diabetes or asthma with periods of relapse and recovery over time. Based on the latest neuroscience, this new perspective has the potential to radically change community response to the opioid epidemic, reduce stigma, and bring hope to individuals, families and communities affected by this nationwide challenge.
Massachusetts General Hospital hosts this highly interactive, how-to “course” with some of Boston’s leading innovators in addiction treatment and recovery. The format is designed to help you implement promising innovations in their own organizations and communities. A reception and networking opportunity will conclude the program.
This program is designed for professionals, family members and others who are actively involved in the addiction treatment, recovery or prevention community. This includes: clinicians and social workers; community health advocates; family members who are active in the community; first responders; health policy advocates; business leaders; mental health advocates; elected officials; law enforcement and criminal justice officials; neighborhood activists; the faith community; and student leaders. Seating for this program is limited, and we ask that you stay for the duration of the event. Please tell us a bit about your interest in this program when applying so we can understand how you will benefit/contribute to this robust discussion and that we are able to work with the speakers or moderators in advance to effectively curate the program to make the best use of your time.