[Hpn] First HRC National Webcast: Buprenorphine Treatment in a Rural Homeless Setting; July 17th, 12PM ET or 3PM ET

Morgan W. Brown morganbrown@gmail.com
Wed, 11 Jul 2007 19:05:17 -0400


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From: Ellen Bassuk <ellen.bassuk@familyhomelessness.org>
Date: Jul 11, 2007 4:40 PM
Subject: Join us for the first HRC National Webcast
To: "Morgan W. Brown" <morganbrown@gmail.com>

Join us for our first nationwide HRC webcast, "Buprenorphine Treatment
in a Rural Homeless Setting" at 12PM EST or 3PM EST on July 17th.

To register follow the link of the time that fits your schedule:

July 17th 12PM EST: https://www.gotomeeting.com/register/980810029%20
July 17th 3PM EST: https://www.gotomeeting.com/register/634297399

Methadone has long been the treatment of choice for opioid dependency.
New on the scene, Buprenorphine shows real promise both in the lab and
on the street. Its unique properties, such as its longer duration of
action and lower dependence-liability as compared to methadone, make
it especially attractive to health care workers treating homeless
individuals.

The Mobile Medical Office (MMO), in rural Northern California,
provides buprenorphine treatment to people who are homeless with
substance use disorders and claims "If you can do it here, you can
probably do it anywhere. Come and hear Dr. Wendy Ring and her
colleagues talk about how they set up their program, the challenges
they had to overcome and the successes they have encountered over the
past two years. This webcast will be of particular interest to medical
directors, medical providers and substance abuse staff.

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