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Region 3: A Workshop to Understand and Address the Complexities of Substance Use by Healthcare Professionals


2019-04-17 2019-04-17 America/New_York Region 3: A Workshop to Understand and Address the Complexities of Substance Use by Healthcare Professionals MNA MNA

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Description: Addiction is a serious workplace issue. Substance use disorders affect approximately 10 percent of the US population, and a reported 75 to 80 percent of individuals suffering with substance use problems are working full or part time. Shame, stigma, and fear of license issues often prevent healthcare professionals from seeking treatment. This program will discuss the specific risk factors for healthcare professionals and how to prevent, recognize, and support colleagues with substance use problems. An overview of the Massachusetts Licensing Board’s programs for Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) will be discussed. The issues of recreational and medical marijuana use by healthcare providers will also be addressed. Through case studies, practical strategies for addressing substance use in the workplace will be explored. The program will conclude with a discussion of support resources such as the MNA’s Peer Assistance Program to assist colleagues toward recovery. This program is partially funded by an educational grant from the Massachusetts Coalition of Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH).

Presenter: Carol Mallia, MSN, RN

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Time: 5:30 – 6 p.m., Registration/Dinner
            6 – 8 p.m., Program

Location: Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Bay State Conference Center; 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay; 508.830.5000. Drive onto campus and head toward the distant end of campus. The Bay State Conference Center is located directly across from the large MMA ship (not the red tug boat). There is a small parking lot adjacent to the conference center and additional parking is located along the canal edge.

Fee: Member/Associate Member, free*; Non-Member, $95

*Requires a $25 placeholder fee which will be returned upon attendance.

Contact hours: Will be provided


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