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PCSS-MAT Training: Rx abuse and hepatitis C in rural appalacia


MAT Training - Prescription Drug Abuse and Hep C

Prescription Drug Abuse and the Emergence of Hepatitis C in Rural Appalachia


Jennifer R. Havens, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

Center on Drug and Alcohol Research

Department of Behavioral Science

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Noon-1 p.m. Eastern




Prescription drug abuse has emerged as a public health concern in the past decade, especially in rural areas of the United States. Although designed to be taken orally, injection of prescription opioids is highly prevalent, putting users at risk for blood-borne infections such as hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV.

The webinar will describe trends in prescription drug abuse and the relationship between injection of prescription opioids and HCV transmission over time (2008 - 2014). Longitudinal individual- and social network-level data will be presented as well as prevalence and incidence rates for HCV, HIV and HSV-2.


The American Psychiatric Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  


The American Psychiatric Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The PCSS-MAT is a collaboration of: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (lead), American Psychiatric Association, American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Providers' Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (1U79TI024697) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. 




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