Combatting Opioid Abuse in the States

 

As states are battling heroin and opioid epidemics, they are doing so in the remnants of an economic recession that saw an estimated $5 billion cut from state mental health budgets. With less than two cents of every state and federal dollar allocated toward substance abuse and addiction spent on prevention and treatment, government at all levels, as well as private organizations, are developing best practices that focus scarce resources on preventing and treating addiction. This session will highlight innovative programs, practices and policies focused on the prevention and treatment of substance abuse and opioid addiction in the United States.

Presentation slides and audios from the session are posted, as well as speaker biographies. 

Speakers:

Brian Moran, Secretary, Virginia Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security

  Download the audio of the presentation "The Challenge of Opioids in Virginia" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio)

Melinda Campopiano, Chief Medical Officer, Center for Substance Abuse Treat, SAMHSA

  Download the presentation "Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio) 

Patrick Knue, Director, PDMP Training and Technical Assistance Center, Brandeis University

  Download the presentation "What are Best Practices for a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio) 

Robert Childs, Executive Director, North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition

  Download the presentation "Utilizing Harm Reduction to Reduce the Negative Health & Societal Outcomes Around Opioid Use and Misuse" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio) 


Speakers' Biographies:

Brian Moran, Secretary, Virginia Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security

Moran, appointed by Governor McAuliffe in December, 2013, oversees ten state agencies and the Department of Homeland Security. He chairs the Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse. He began his career as a judicial law clerk. In 1989 he became County prosecutor where he prosecuted a variety of crimes including murder and rape. In 1996, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates serving for 13 years until 2008.

Melinda Campopiano, Chief Medical Officer, Center for Substance Abuse Treat, SAMHSA

Campopiano currently serves as Medical Officer for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She is a physician Board Certified in Family Medicine with additional credentialing in Addiction Medicine. She has worked in both primary care and addiction medicine including managing programs and patients using methadone and buprenorphine.

Robert Childs, Executive Director, North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition

Childs has directed the NC Harm Reduction Coalition since 2009. His career has specialized in syringe exchange, harm reduction, drug policy reform, community based overdose prevention utilizing naloxone, law enforcement assisted diversion, and law enforcement occupational safety and drug overdose response. Childs has been involved in legislative campaigns on syringe service programs and overdose prevention in North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina.

Patrick Knue, Director, PDMP Training and Technical Assistance Center, Brandeis University

Knue joined the Brandeis PDMP Center in 2012 after his retirement from the Texas Department of Public Safety where he served for 30 years specializing in prescription abuse. For nine of those years he managed the Texas Prescription Program.  The PDMP Center assists U.S. Justice Department grantees, federal partners and other stakeholders to plan, implement, standardize and enhance prescription drug monitoring programs. It maintains a 49 state database and conduct evaluation studies of PDPM effectiveness. 

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