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People are finally starting to think of addiction as a disease rather than a moral failing. For decades, addiction signified a character disorder, a poor upbringing, or parental neglect. Now, emerging science shows addiction to be a brain disease with the same genetic transmutability as many other chronic diseases. During this session, addiction experts will describe the concept of addiction as a chronic disease and explain how this affects treatment paradigms, including strategies for addressing pain management in a person recovering from addiction.
This session is part of the new APhA Pain Institute offering a full day of interactive sessions and exciting debates addressing how to prevent opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose while managing pain. Pre-registration is required; click here for more information and registration.
At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to: