Addiction Symposium at Stony Brook Southampton Thursday

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will hold its fifth annual addiction symposium Thursday at the Stony Brook Southampton campus to explore the best medical practices to help combat the opioid crisis here. The public has been invited to attend.

Hosted by the hospital and Caron Treatment Centers, doctors, pharmacists, psychologists, therapists, medical students, and social workers will discuss addiction as a disorder, the stages of addiction, and legal and ethical issues when prescribing opiates to patients. It offers 6.75 credits of continuing medical education.

The symposium will be held in the Avram Theater on campus. The fee is $30 to attend. Registration is online.