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Wis. EMS Gets Serious about Drug Overdose and Addiction

Drug overdose and addiction was the focus of an all day summit at the Wisconsin EMS Association working together conference. I believe the opioid overdose epidemic is the top problem facing EMS, emergency medicine and public health. I was glad to see the topic receive serious and meaningful coverage at WEMSA.

Three articles from the summit are now available on EMS1.

  1. Forensic chemist discusses current trends in opioid abuse
  2. Why drug addiction is a brain disease
  3. Introduction to medication-assisted opioid dependence treatment for EMS


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By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.