Session 9: Overdose, Self-Harm, Suicide, and the Gray Areas in Between (1.5 CME)
During Session 9 you will learn that suicides and fatal drug overdoses are increasing in the US. Moreover, deaths involving drug intoxication are likely underreported, suggesting the problem is worse than the current statistics show. The contribution of the current opioid epidemic to the escalating deaths from overdose will be highlighted and opioid-specific prevention strategies will be discussed. The continuum of self-harm will be considered from both a risk factor and developmental point of view. Assessment of suicide risk and potential intervention strategies to de-escalate risk will be explored. Richard K. Ries, MD, FAPA, DFASAM, Hilary S. Connery, MD, PhD, and Richard K. Ries, MD, FAPA, DFASAMbring their years of experience and expertise to deliver an exceptional presentation covering the following: Overdose Suicide and the Gray Areas in Between, Diagnosis Prevalence and Interventions of Self-Harm in Addiction Patient Populations, and Suicide Screening and Intervention in Individuals with Substance Use Disorders..