Gila County residents are invited to attend a community summit on opiate dependence and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in Globe or Payson in July.
These community-based events are intended for everyone seeking education, support or treatment for opiate dependence, whether individuals in need of treatment, family members, teachers and schools staff, health care professionals or any member of the community who may be interested in the standard of care for opiate dependence.
Participants will learn about the neurobiology of addiction, currently available medications used to assist with substance dependence, treatment recommendations and the role of integrated-care for the treatment of opioid addiction.
Local treatment providers will be in attendance to enroll individuals in need of medication and treatment. Transportation is available on-site to transport people to Stabilization Recovery Units at Community Bridges.
If you or someone you know is suffering from opioid dependence, this summit is for you. Meeting dates, times, and locations are as follows:
• Globe: July 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Globe Elks, 1910 E. Maple St. Light snacks will be provided.
• Payson: July 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Expedition Church, 301 S. Colcord Rd. at corner of W. Bonita St. Light snacks will be provided.