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Upcoming Twitter Chat on Opioid Use Disorder

Posted by on August 31st, 2017 Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Health Professionals, News from NLM/NIH, Outreach, Public Health, Technology


September is National Recovery Month. Join the National Library of Medicine, Outreach and Special Populations Branch (@NLM_OSP) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (@ASAMorg) for a Twitter chat on September 20 from 2-3PM, EST. Learn how stigma against opioid use disorder can impact prevention, treatment, and recovery by following #OpioidAwareChat.

#OpioidAwareChat: Discuss the Impact of Stigma on Opioid Use Disorder

This Twitter chat will:

  • Describe how opioid use disorder impacts personal and public health.
  • Describe how stigma against opioid use and addiction can impact recovery.
  • Identify methods and resources for preventing stigma against opioid use disorder and recovery.
  • Identify methods and resources for promoting prevention and recovery for opioid use disorder.

Check the Opiate Addiction and Treatment guide from the National Library of Medicine for more resources on opioid use disorder and treatment.

Tentative Chat Questions:

Q1: What are opioids, and how can patients become dependent? #OpioidAwareChat

Q2: How do you define stigma? What are examples of stigma against opioid use disorder? #OpioidAwareChat

Q3: How has addiction stigma impacted the Opioid Epidemic in the US? #OpioidAwareChat

Q4: How does stigma against opioid use disorder impact treatment and recovery efforts for people seeking help?  #OpioidAwareChat

Q5: How does stigma against opioid use disorder impact family and friends of patients? #OpioidAwareChat

Q6: What are best practices to promote addiction prevention, treatment, & recovery, while minimizing stigma? #OpioidAwareChat #RecoveryMonth

Q7: How can members of the community and local organizations help to decrease stigma against opioid use disorder? #OpioidAwareChat

Q8: How can government agencies on local and federal levels help to decrease stigma against opioid use disorder? #OpioidAwareChat

Q9: Share your resources for preventing and treating opioid use disorder. #OpioidAwareChat #RecoveryMonth

Q10: Share your resources for decreasing stigma against opioid use disorder. #OpioidAwareChat

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Hannah Sinemus is the Technology Liaison for the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR). Although she updates the MAR web pages, blog, newsletter and social media, Hannah is not the sole author of this content. If you have questions about a MARquee or MAReport posting, please contact the Middle Atlantic Region directly at nnlmmar@pitt.edu.



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