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The Physiology of Addiction
May 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dr. Ruth Potee is a board certified Family Physician and Addiction Medicine physician at Valley Medical Group in Greenfield, MA. In addiction to practicing full‐scope family medicine, she is currently the Medical Director for the Franklin County House of Corrections, the Franklin Recovery and Treatment Center and the Pioneer Valley Regional School District as well as the Co‐Chair of the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region’s Healthcare Solutions Committee. She was named Franklin County Doctor of the Year by the Massachusetts Medical Society in 2015.
1. Be able to describe the pathways of neurotransmission in the brain related to addiction
2. Develop the capacity to understand addiction as a disease similar to other chronic diseases
3. Learn how the stigma associated with opioid use disorder and medication assisted treatment impacts access to care
4. Increase your skills to support patients with substance use disorders
Baystate Franklin Medical Center
Conference Room A/B
164 High St, Greenfield, MA