Region 4 Program: Addictions (Substance Use Disorder) and Health-Related Issues

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Description: Drug addiction is a brain disease. Although initial drug use might be voluntary, drugs of abuse have been shown to alter gene expression and brain circuitry, which in turn affects human behavior. Once addiction develops, these brain changes interfere with an individual’s ability to make voluntary decisions, leading to compulsive drug craving, seeking, and use. This session will include a healthcare perspective on the issue of drug use while examining the prevalence of drugs in the society we live in. Some health effects occur when drugs are used at high doses or after prolonged use, while others may occur after just one use. Cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and lung disease can all be affected by drug abuse.
Presenter: Donna M. White, RN, PhD, CARN, CADC II, LADC I
Date: Tuesday, June 11
Time: 5 – 6 p.m., Registration/Light Dinner; 6 – 8:15 p.m., Program

Location: Danversport Yacht Club; 161 Elliot Street, Danvers; danvers-
Fee: Member/Associate Member: Free, although a $25 placeholder fee, which will be returned upon attendance, is required to complete registration. Non-Members: A $95 charge is required to complete registration

Continuing Education Credits: Will be provided

Registration: Please contact Liz Chmielinski at 781-830-5719 or or Dayana Ocasio at 781-830-5721 or

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June 11
5:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Danversport Yacht Club
161 Elliot Street
Danvers, MA
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