ASAP partners with local providers to educate on opioid alternatives
ASAP of Anderson is hosting a bi-monthly Opioid Alternatives Lunch and Learn Series at Methodist Medical Center. Each Lunch and Learn will provide information about a specific opioid alternative treatment from a qualified professional, a press release said.
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) on April 23
- Massage Therapy on June 25
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on August 27
- Physical Therapy/Wellness on October 29
- Acupuncture on December 17
The Opioid Alternatives Lunch and Learn Series is a follow-on to two continuing medical education trainings hosted by ASAP in March 2018 and early March 2019, the press release said. These trainings covered opioid prescribing and pain management, including behavioral aspects of pain management.
As part of prevention efforts, ASAP’s medical education planning committee is focused on improving understanding of the effectiveness of non-opioid treatments for pain and the limitations of opioid pain management, in an effort to decrease opioid misuse in Anderson County, the press release said.
The series is geared toward healthcare professionals; however, sessions are open to professionals in other fields. Registration is required for attendance. To learn more or to register for topics in the series, search “Opioid Alternatives” on Eventbrite.com or visit the ASAP of Anderson page on Facebook.
Training for healthcare professionals is just one of many facets of prevention required to stem the opioid epidemic, the press release said. ASAP also provides medication lock boxes to community members in need, hosts the Naloxone program for the region, provides education on medication safety to youth, and much more.
To partner with ASAP of Anderson, learn more about their mission, or make a donation, go to www.ASAPofAnderson.org or call (865) 457-3007. Follow ASAPofAnderson on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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