Webinar: Youth Opioid Addiction: What Preventionists Need to Know

Presented By: Marc Fishman, MD


Young people are disproportionately affected by the current opioid epidemic, with catastrophic consequences for youth and their families. This presentation will provide an overview of central topics, including: prevention of progression to opioid use through treatment of other substance use disorders (primarily cannabis and alcohol); developmentally specific approaches to treatment of adolescents and young adults with opioid addiction; use of relapse prevention medication (MAT) in youth; and the role of families.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Articulate strategies for youth Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) prevention including non-opioid Substance Use Disorder intervention
  2. Identify developmentally specific approaches to OUD treatment for youth
  3. Gain familiarity with approaches to engaging families in the prevention and treatment of youth opioid use

About Marc Fishman, MD

Marc Fishman MD is an addiction psychiatrist and leads Maryland Treatment Centers / Mountain Manor, a regional behavioral healthcare provider, which offers programs for residential and outpatient SUD and co-occurring treatment for youth and adults. He is a member of the psychiatry faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His academic and research work has focused on addiction pharmacotherapy; models of care for youth, particularly with OUD; and treatment placement and matching strategies. Dr. Fishman served as a co-editor for the most recent editions of the ASAM Criteria for the Treatment of Substance-Related Disorders. He served as a past President (2010-12) of the Maryland Society of Addiction Medicine and is a current member of its Board.

February 11, 2020
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