July 6, 2016 | News

Burlington Labs specialist to give CE presentation at upcoming conference

We’re incredibly proud that our Addiction Education Specialist, Ed Baker, was invited to give one of the plenary continuing-education presentations at the North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies (NCFADS) Summer School in Wilmington, North Carolina, at the end of July.

Ed’s presentation, titled “The Opioid Crisis and MAT,” covers the history of opioid medications and heroin, recent statistics on their use in the United States, how opiate addiction affects the brain, and an overview of current practices in medically assisted treatment for Opioid Use Disorder. His presentation also includes a video interview with an individual in recovery, who offers a first-person perspective on MAT and overcoming opioid addiction.

As of this posting, Ed already had more than 60 people signed up to attend.

In addition to this CE presentation, Burlington Labs is also sponsoring a showing of the nationally-acclaimed documentary The Hungry Heart at the NCFADS conference. This film about opiate addiction and treatment in northern Vermont has won many regional and national awards.

For more information about the conference, please click here. You can also learn more about Ed by visiting his blog, "Continuing Ed" with Ed Baker