Join our host Paul Dunne and our two guests from the
University of the Sciences, Andrew Peterson, Executive Director, Substance Use
Disorders Institute, and George Downs, Professor of Clinical
Pharmacy. Their mission is to educate pharmacists and pharmacy students on the opioid abuse epidemic. In this episode, they will discuss how the role of the pharmacists is
crucial as both a clinician and as a trusted resource.
Andrew and George dive
deep into identifying and treating the patient, motivational interviewing
techniques, and behavioral change modeling, as well as strategies and
techniques. Among these is the application of the “SBIRT” protocol (Screening-Brief Intervention-Referral to Treatment), a model for addiction
The team will also share their concerns about the growing
opioid addiction challenges within the pharmacy profession, how to
self-identify it, recovery, and maintenance.