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Navigating Addiction: Steps To and Through Recovery

PA Physician General to Join Local Physicians, Addiction Experts for Discussion
 
WHY: Drug and alcohol addiction impacts virtually everyone in our community.
 
WHAT: Family, friends, caregivers, concerned community members and people struggling with addiction are invited to an evening of sharing, discovery and exploring pathways to recovery.
 
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited. RSVP recommended but not required, call 412-357-3700 or visit UPMC.com/NavigatingAddiction.
 
WHO:
 
Keynote Speaker:
 
Rachel Levine, M.D., Physician General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine
 
Moderator:
 
Timothy Gaul, D.O., medical director of Behavioral Health and Addiction Services at UPMC East, Board-certified in family medicine, Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine
 
Panelists:
 
Discussion Topics:
 
• Aging: An elderly family member is drinking and falls…again? Finding help for an elderly person with a substance use disorder.
• Teens and Drugs: Just found pills in your daughter’s room? Addressing prescription drug addiction and its consequences.
• Fired: Another DUI, positive drug test or job loss? Guiding your family back to health.
• Pain and Recovery: Navigating pain management for those with a history of substance use disorder.
 
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 24
 
• 5 to 6 p.m., meet/speak with area alcohol and drug treatment providers.
• 6 to 8 p.m., expert panel discussion on understanding treatment and recovery from addiction.
 
WHERE: Stratigos Banquet Centre, 131 Colonial Manor Rd., North Huntingdon, Pa., 15642
 
Note to Media: To cover the event, prearrangements must be made by contacting Stephanie Stanley at StanleySL@upmc.edu or 412-855-8690.

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