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CNY Communities Unite: Taking a Stand Against Prescription/Synthetic Drug Abuse


Drug Symposium - Dec 2012 - newsOn Monday, December 10, New York State ASAP (Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Providers), in collaboration with the New York Society of Addiction Medicine (NYSAM), Friends of Recovery New York (FOR-NY), Central New York Alcohol and Drug Association (CNYADA) and Crouse Hospital will bring together CNY medical, educational, justice and social and human services communities to take a stand against prescription and synthetic drug abuse.

Crouse will host the conference at the hospital’s Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Ave., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Continuing education credits available. An abridged evening session for medical professionals and students will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Registration fee for the day-long conference is $70; $30 for students. The abridged evening session is free.

The purpose of the conference is to examine the roles of the various communities in supporting partnerships for solutions in the prevention, treatment and recovery of addiction. Among the presenters will be Otto Feliu, MS, CASAC, director of behavioral health for Crouse Chemical Dependency Treatment Services (CDTS); Monika Taylor, LCSW, CASAC, outpatient services manager for Crouse CDTS; and Michele Bode, MD, a Crouse neonatologist who is an expert on the effects of substance abuse on unborn infants. Other topics include promoting health, safety and well-being of youth, the power of advocacy in the recovery community, confidentiality and emerging issues in the judicial diversion.

For more information, call 518/426-3122.


Download Registration Form for Conference and/or Free Evening Session


Visit the NYS ASAP Website

Cheryl Abrams
Crouse Hospital
Communications Department
Phone: 315/470-7123
Fax: 315/470-7232

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