MPI will be hosting an informative presentation via zoom about Marijuana as Medicine Fact vs Fiction on December 15th at noon. There is much debate about the use of marijuana as a medicine. Dr. Roneet Lev is an Emergency/Addiction Physician at Scripps Mercy San Diego and the Former Chief Medical Officer, White Office of National Drug Control Policy, ONDCP will present current medical literature and information regarding its use. For questions or information about this event go to the contact us page.
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The MPI recently recorded a webinar with the Partners in Prevention, Missouri's higher education substance misuse coalition. The webinar is part of a recently developed training series in partnership with the PTTC. Our presentation discusses data from the most recent MPI Impact Report, COVID-19 impacts, and future prevention recommendations.
There are five webinars on a variety of topics related to substance use prevention and they are all free, you just need to register to access the series. Registration information can be accessed here: https://www.mopiptraining.org/
Emissions from e-cigarettes are not harmless and calling them vapour is purposefully misleading, scientists argue. While the puffs from e-cigs aren't exactly smoke, the term 'vapour' often brings to mind an innocuous cloud of water. As such, public health experts argue 'aerosol' is a more accurate description, as e-cigarette clouds have been shown to contain harmful chemicals that may hang in the air and settle on nearby surfaces.
Upcoming free webinar from the PTTC 9. Participants will learn about marijuana: its pharmacology, THC, CBD, and its effects on the body. The webinar will present the most factual information and up-to-date data on marijuana and participants will review illuminating examples of daily marijuana poisonings that present to emergency departments across the Pacific Southwest Region. Learn the facts vs. the myths to assist you in your prevention work and to educate and protect future generations in your state and/or jurisdiction.
Presenter - Roneet Lev, MD, FACEP, was the first Chief Medical Officer of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, ONDCP. She brought refreshing frontline medical experience to national health policy. She is a nationally acclaimed medical expert and speaker who continues to treat patients in the emergency department. As a mother of four, she relates to families who struggle. Dr. Lev uses data to drive change and is frequently quoted in print and television media. Dr. Lev is dually board certified in emergency and addiction medicine, bringing over 25 years of experience treating the frontline cases of addiction. She came to the White House as chief of the emergency department at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego.
Many people, he added, are reluctant to tell doctors they use the drug or that they are dependent on it. CHS remains “way underrecognized” by doctors, he said, and is a diagnosis of exclusion typically made after other conditions have been ruled out.
“CHS is a very frustrating and alienating condition to have,” Danovitch added. “It often takes people a long time to be diagnosed and there’s a lot of suffering along the way.”