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