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Public Health Portland Style #11-Reframing Addiction and Recovery

Lucky Lab Brew Pub- 1945 NW Quimby St

Thursday, March 15 2018, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Event Types > Community Events



Join us in this free lecture/conversation about how we frame addiction in physical and behavioral healthcare settings, the criminal justice system, and the general public. We will discuss how framing – and re-framing – our understanding of addiction can inform our approach to this public health crisis. We will address topics such as individual and structural stigma, treatment access, and trauma informed systems, and we will provide practical suggestions – big and small - for how we can move forward as a community.

This event brings together Honora Englander, MD, an associate professor at OHSU and the Director of Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT), a hospital-based addiction medicine service at OHSU; Chris Colasurdo, a premedical student and current public health student at OHSU-PSU SPH who is in recovery from opioid addiction and works as a peer on the IMPACT team; and Lydia Bartholow, PMHNP, who is the Associate Medical Director of Substance Use Disorder Services at Central City Concern.