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Drug misuse and addiction is a pressing and often unmet health problem nationwide and throughout Tennessee. Although it has attracted widespread attention in legislatures and the media, the epidemic of opiate abuse is only one dimension of drug abuse that afflicts individuals, families, and communities - with profound, long-standing, and often tragic medical and psychosocial outcomes.
This is the second Addiction Symposium sponsored by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's College of Medicine that is designed as a concentrated update on key issues in drug misuse and addiction. Experts in addictive disorders will address a wide spectrum of basic and clinical topics from the genetics of addiction to nicotine and predictive indices of human addiction, as well as the clinical presentation and diagnosis of addictions. The symposium will be transmitted by Zoom and is accredited for 2 hours of CME.