Clinical Education - Student Update Page

This week, 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17:
As part of WVU's Festival of Ideas lecture series
Opioid Crisis in America: 
A Big Mistake, an Aggressive Industry, a Tricky Brain, and the 16 Milligrams that Will Bring Your Son Back to College

The opioid crisis of the 21st century can be traced back to the 1980s when a catastrophic medical mistake opened the door to liberal prescribing of narcotics. The perfect storm of powerful molecules, complex brain physiology, and an over-aggressive pharmaceutical industry, which capitalized on that original error, lead to the current epidemic. This lecture will explore the neurobiological underpinnings of the addictive process and its interplay with the psychosocial aspects of the opioid disaster. The lecture will conclude with some good news: treatment works and people recover. We now have robust and safe medications, as well as effective counseling and psychotherapy techniques—and even more are under development—that successfully heal people who suffer from prescription opioid and heroin addiction.
Join Dr. Levounis at the Fukushima Auditorium at the Health Sciences Center on August 17, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Event will be webcast.

Click here for details

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of Mountain Maryland!

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Mountain Maryland State Parks

C&O Canal

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Great Allegheny Passage rail/trail:
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Things to Do in Cumberland area, focus on the arts

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Primary Care Resources

Addictions Support Services
A grief-support group for family members and friends of those who have died from addiction meets the second Monday of the month in Cumberland. Click HERE for information.

Caring Family & Friends is a support group for adults with family and friends who are dealing with addiction. The group meets the third Wednesday of the month at the Western Maryland Health system. For information click HERE.