Not All Wounds Are Visible: A Community Conversation – Let’s Talk About Addiction, Substance Abuse

Donna Jacobs, Dr. Eric Weintraub and Dr. Christopher Welsh | 11/24/2017, 6 a.m.
Addiction, substance abuse and drug overdoses are a growing epidemic across America, with more than 64,000 overdose deaths nationally last ...

Topics will include: An overview of addiction and substance abuse including non-opioid addictions, and discussions of the current opioid epidemic, and What Is Recovery? Time will be set aside for a Question and Answer session for each topic. In addition, Dr. Jason Ramirez, author of “The Hard Way: A Doctor’s Fight Against Addiction, Poverty and Depression,” will conclude the program discussing the challenges of growing up as the child of heroin-addicted parents. Dr. Ramirez is Assistant Professor of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Director of Inpatient Family Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

“Let’s Talk About Addiction and Substance Abuse” is being held at the UMB Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard Street in downtown Baltimore from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The free event includes breakfast for all attendees and a resource fair with vendors from the substance abuse, addiction and recovery communities. The event is also being live broadcast at several locations across the state in partnership with University of Maryland Medical System hospitals and private partners, including in Towson, Bowie in Prince George’s County, Charles County in southern Maryland and on the Eastern Shore. Individuals interested in attending may register at www.umms.org/communityhealth or by calling 1-800-492-5538.

Donna Jacobs is Senior Vice President, Government, Regulatory Affairs and Community Health – University of Maryland Medical System. Dr. Christopher Welsh is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Medical Director of the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Substance Abuse Consultation Service. Dr. Eric Weintraub is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Division Head of Alcohol & Drug Abuse at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a specialist in addiction psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical Center.