Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Harm Reduction in Utah

Class

Article

College

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Mentor

Mehmet Soyer

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

Addiction is looked at as a mpresentation issue and not a medical issue. The treatment for addicts is to place them in jail and to "dry them out" and return them to the same place the came from. The government and other agencies have said there is an issue but no money has yet been funded by the federal government on the opioid crisis. There are treatment centers in the communities that assist people with opioid disorders but they are not supported by the local, state, and federal government agencies. State medical insurance for the Utah does not pay for these kinds of Medical Assisted Treatment options. Most of the common users of opiods have tried many other types of other treatments including inpatient treatment center, outpatient counseling and jails. These do not work for everyone and often overdosing happens and users die. Methadone and other medications work to save lives and hopefully end this crisis one day.

Location

Room 421

Start Date

4-12-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

4-12-2018 11:45 AM

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Harm Reduction in Utah

Room 421

Addiction is looked at as a mpresentation issue and not a medical issue. The treatment for addicts is to place them in jail and to "dry them out" and return them to the same place the came from. The government and other agencies have said there is an issue but no money has yet been funded by the federal government on the opioid crisis. There are treatment centers in the communities that assist people with opioid disorders but they are not supported by the local, state, and federal government agencies. State medical insurance for the Utah does not pay for these kinds of Medical Assisted Treatment options. Most of the common users of opiods have tried many other types of other treatments including inpatient treatment center, outpatient counseling and jails. These do not work for everyone and often overdosing happens and users die. Methadone and other medications work to save lives and hopefully end this crisis one day.