Taylorville Memorial Hospital is hosting an event Wednesday evening from 6-7:30 PM on the Opioid Epidemic: How We Got Here and Where To Go Now. Dr. Ashley Howard and Dr. Kari Wolf from SIU Medicine are presenting. Wolf is the associate professor and chair of the department of psychiatry and Dr. Howard is the assistant professor for the department of family and community medicine.
The Dr’s will be hosting a discussion that will trace phases of opioid epidemics in the US and around the world, highlight the role the medical community plays in the current epidemic, discuss future directions for combating abuse and discuss integration of treatment into the primary care model and support for recovery in a rural environment. The event will be at the Janice Hopper Auditorium at 201 East pleasant Street. Guests are encouraged to use the Emergency Department Entrance.
Light refreshments will be available and this is a free community event. Registration is encouraged but not required. Dr. Howard and her husband will be starting their practice in Taylorville later in October and plan to offer medication assisted treatment for individuals with substance use disorders. For more information visit TaylorvilleMemorial.org or call 824-1601.