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Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder
March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In the United States, nearly 15 million people ages 12 years and older experience alcohol use disorder (AUD), yet less than 10% of people with an AUD receive any form of treatment (National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2019). This training, Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder, will discuss the prevalence and severity of AUD in the United States, review Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome and Delirium Tremens (DT), and provide training participants with critical information on FDA-approved medications to treat AUD.
Joseph Sawicki Jr., RPh., PharmD, is a pharmacist working with the Massachusetts Center of Excellence (CoE) for Specialty Courts and UMass Chan Medical School. In his current role, he works as a Consultant Pharmacist for select Massachusetts Drug/Recovery Courts and on a Commonwealth Medicine Parole Project funded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. Joe brings more than 30 years of pharmacy experience to these roles. Prior to joining the CoE and UMass Chan, Joe spent 14 years working in a hospital setting specializing in pain management and substance use disorders, culminating in the creation of an opioid stewardship program to align with credentialing body standards (JCAHO). His certifications include Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, Pain Management Specialty Pharmacist, Substances of Abuse Specialty Pharmacist, and he is a Member of the Worcester Opioid Task Force since 2015. His expertise is utilized at clinical conferences and developing numerous policies and protocols around best practices for treating patients with pain and substance use disorders. His passion is lies in providing education, support, and training around medication management to legal professionals, researchers, and clinicians.
This webinar is hosted by the Massachusetts Center of Excellence for Specialty Courts.
This webinar is for members of the Massachusetts Executive Office of the Trial Court, Massachusetts Probation Service, Massachusetts Office of Community Corrections and Community Justice Support Centers, and those professionals working with Massachusetts Specialty Courts and related programs.