New Mexico Dental Association 104th Annual Session
Speaker: Jennifer Weiss
Event: Opiates and the Brain
We will have a discussion on how opiates affect the brain, their addictive qualities and how prevention is a far better option than treatment. We will also offer ideas on how the dental community can help be part of the solution to an epidemic affecting so many people in NM.
4/17/2014, Montoya Campus Guest Speaker Series – Heroin Addiction: How You Can Help Someone Struggling With Addiction. Learn how prescription opiates and heroin affect the brain and body and how you can help someone who may be struggling with addiction. New Mexico’s overdose rate is more than twice the national average, and New Mexico Young people are twice as likely to use heroin than young people in other states. Fina out why this is such a problem and what you can do to help stop it. Presented by Jennifer Weiss, Executive Director of Healing Addiction in Our Community