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Presented by Dr. Jeffrey Chester, DO, learn more about our current understanding of substance use disorder (addiction) as a brain disease that is influenced by both internal and external factors. The emphasis will be on risk factors and primary prevention, brain chemistry stabilization, and examples chemical intoxication.

This event is made possible through a generous grant from Nuestro Futuro Foundation (Wailuku) with fiscal sponsorship through Hawai‘i Health & Harm Reduction Canter (Honolulu). Presented by Dr. Jeffrey Chester, DO.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this educational presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Have a clearer understanding why word choices influence addiction treatment.
  2. Understand that more than one part of the brain is involved with decision-making and behaviors.
  3. Name common medication treatments for alcohol use disorder and for opioid use disorder.
  4. Identify addiction risk factors.
  5. Identify at least one resource to help someone with alcohol intoxication and at least one resource to help someone with an opioid overdose.
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