Facebook Live Event to Focus on Drug Use, Treatment Approaches

Monday, October 29, 2018
gilmore-websiteJoin us Thursday, November 1, for our next Facebook Live event, which will feature Vaughan Gilmore, LCSW, LCDC, pictured, director of Addictions Services, and Gordon Meltzer, CPRS, peer recovery specialist who is in recovery and survived a suicidal overdose attempt. 
Christi Myers, former Houston TV health reporter, will host the discussion that will focus on today's drug scene and approaches to treatment.
To participate, visit Menninger's Facebook page at 4 pm CT.

Did You Know?

  • Of Menninger’s patients, 65 percent have an addiction or substance use disorder in addition to their primary psychiatric diagnoses.
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control, cannabis use is associated with the development of schizophrenia and other psychoses.
  • Heavy cannabis users are more likely to report thoughts of suicide than non-users.
  • Long-term cannabis use can worsen symptoms of bipolar disorder.
  • More than 72,000 Americans died in 2017 because of drug overdoses.
  • Opioid abuse claims more lives than motor vehicle crashes.
  • Fentanyl is up to 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine.
Addiction is a chronic treatable illness and treatment options can include medication (buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone), behavioral therapies and/or psychosocial supports. Join our Facebook Live event to learn more.