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Bear River Prevention Conference - Our Community & Opioids

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Utah State University Brigham City

989 South Main Street

Brigham City, UT 84302

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As you may have heard, Utah is battling an opioid crisis. Even within our health district (Box Elder, Cache, and Rich county) we are feeling the full effects of this epidemic. Utah State University Extension, Intermountain Healthcare’s Bear River Valley Hospital, and the Bear River Health Department are teaming up to help bring awareness and reduce and prevent opioid misuse in our community by providing an Opioid Summit.

Topics to be covered at the Summit include:

    • Connection between opioids and suicide
      • Dr. Amber A. Mortenson, Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist at the VA Salt Lake City Healthcare
    • Science of Prevention
      • Rob Timmerman, Salt Lake County Regional Prevention Director
    • Pain management & alternative to opioids
      • Dr. Amber A. Mortenson, Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist at the VA Salt Lake City Healthcare
    • Different types of treatment and more about Medication Assisted Therapy/Treatment
      • Jared Bohman, LCSW, Deputy Directory of Bear River Health Department Substance Abuse Division
    • What IHC providers are doing to reduce epidemic
      • Dr. Eric Barker, Physician at IHC Logan Regional Hospital
    • What first responders are seeing and what role they play
      • Detective Jevan Weeks, Box Elder County Strike-Force
    • Conducting community assessments
      • Jess Lucero, PhD, Utah State University Professor
    • Naloxone Training
      • Tim Keady, CHES, Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor at Utah State University HEART

Lunch will be provided as well as a small continental breakfast from 8:30 - 9:00 am

Please make sure to bring your ticket to the Conference as seating is limited.

There will also be a Drug Take-Back Event at the Conference from 4:30-6:00 pm, spread the word!


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