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Trends, Aspects of Chemical Dependency Treatment in W. Pa. Addressed at Summit

What:   The latest trends regarding the various aspects of the treatment of chemical dependency in the Western Pennsylvania area, including prevention strategies for chemically dependent patients, will be addressed at Duquesne University's Chemical Dependency Summit.

Hosted by Duquesne's Mylan School of Pharmacy and the University's Forensic Science and Law Program, the summit will:

  • provide an overview of how interpreting laboratory reports can fit into the identification and treatment of chemical dependency
  • offer guidance about the various approaches to drug diversion prevention programs of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Attorney's office
  • explore early identification and referral for treatment strategies.

Speakers at the summit include Dr. Fred Fochtman, director of the Forensic Science and Law Program at Duquesne University; Dr. Neil Capretto, medical director a Gateway Rehabilitation Institute; and Troy Rivetti, supervisory assistant United States attorney and chief of the violent crimes section for the U.S. Attorney's Office of Western Pennsylvania.

When:   Wednesday, May 15, from 2 to 5:30 p.m.

Where:   Wolfe Lecture Hall, the Bayer Learning Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Information:   The Chemical Dependency Summit is free. Call 412.396.6379/2052 for more information.

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