Events for Opioid Awareness Week

OPIOID Awareness Week 2021 - October 25-29

 

Monday, 10/25/2021

Maureen Cavanagh, Dumke College Lecture Series

12:30 PM, SU 320

Naloxone Training

2:00, Lindquist Hall Room 101

Tuesday, 10/26/2021

Neuroscience Lecture Series: Dr. James Mahoney: Neuromodulation as an Adjunctive Treatment for Substance Disorder

See Neuroscience Lecture Series for recorded lecture

Opioid Panel Discussion

Maureen Cavanaugh (Founder Magnolia New Beginnings)

Representative Raymond Ward

Mitchel Staheli (USARA)

Frank G. (First responder)

Turner Bitton (Utah Harm Reduction Coalition)

Recorded Panel Discussion

Wednesday, 10/27/2021

Resource Fair

12:00 - 3:00 PM, WSU Shepherd Union Building

 

Thursday, 10/28/2021

LunaFest Film Festival (Women's Center)

12:00 - 2:00 PM,  Wildcat Theater

 

Friday, 10/29/2021

Maureen Cavanaugh, Magnolia New Beginnings 

6:30 PM, WSU Community Education Center, 2605 Monroe Blvd.

 

 

 

 

 

 


OPIOID Awareness Week 2020 - Archives

Basic Naloxone Training

The Utah Naloxone conducted a virtual training event for community members to learn how to use a Naloxone Rescue Kit.  A free injectable naloxone rescue kit and bumper/window sticker were sent to indivuals who pre register and attend the virtual training.

This presentation is coordinated by the Neuroscience Club.

The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Cupcakes to Smartphones, the Mechanism Underlying How Mindfulness Helps Change Habits and Overcome Addiction" presented by Dr. Judson Brewer, MD, PhD

Friday, October 23 - Watch Recorded Presentation

Dr. Judson Brewer discussed the underlying behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms of why habits are formed and how mindfulness can paradoxically tap into these very processes to uproot them.  He also discussed how we can apply these insights to our own lives.

A psychiatrist and internationally known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Dr. Brewer has developed and tested novel mindfulness porgrams for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety.  His work has been features on 60 Minutes, TED, the New York Times, Time Magazine and many other publications.

This presentation is part of the Neuroscience Lecture Series and Opioid Awareness Week.

 

The Real Face of the Opioid Epidemic: The Family Perspective

This presentation was recorded October 3, 2019 during 2019 Opioid Awareness Week. 

Maureen Cavanagh, WSU alumna and author of If You Love Me:  A Mother’s Journey Through her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction, shared her experience with the issues faced by those who work with individuals struggling with a substance use disorder and their families.  This valuable information is applicable to students studying pre-med, nursing, law enforcement, social work or education as well as the general public.  

Please watch her inspirational presentation here.


OPIOID Awareness Week 2019 - Archives

Opioid Awareness Fair

Tuesday, October 1, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM,  Waterfall Plaza, WSU Main Campus

Weber State University will host an Opioid Awareness information fair.  WSU Clubs and Organizations in addition to several local community partners will have information and resources available to the Weber State University Community and to the Public.

The Power of Connection: Ending the Shame & Stigma by Telling the Addiction Story

Wednesday, October 2, 6:30 - 9:30 PM,  WSU Community Education Center, Rooms 106 & 108, 2605 Monroe Blvd., Ogden

Maureen Cavanagh, WSU alumna and author of If You Love Me:  A Mother’s Journey Through her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction, puts a face on the often-typical family who is affected by the opioid crisis.  She will share her personal story of her daughter’s heroin addiction and how her founding of Magnolia New Beginnings and its online support groups have brought together a community of over 25,000 people.  

The Real Face of the Opioid Epidemic: The Family Perspective

Thursday, October 3, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, Interprofessional Education Bldg.  Room 206, WSU Main Campus

Maureen Cavanagh, WSU alumna and author of If You Love Me:  A Mother’s Journey Through her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction, shared her experience with the issues faced by those who work with individuals struggling with a substance use disorder and their families.  This valuable information is applicable to students studying pre-med, nursing, law enforcement, social work or education as well as the general public.  Her book will be available to purchase.

 

Opioid Awareness Expert Panel

Thursday, October 3, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Lindquist Hall, Barlow Lecture Room 101, WSU Main Campus

A panel of local and national experts discussed the Opioid Crisis from different perspectives.  Panelist included Dr. Laurence Miller (August University), Maureen Cavanagh (author and founder of Magnolia New Beginnings), Mindy Vincent (Utah Harm Reduction Coalition), Christopher Leishman (fireman/first responder), Dr. Jennifer Plumb (founder of utahnaloxone.org), Dr. Jeff David (Weber Human Services) and Representative Raymond Ward.

Panel Discussion Recording

 

A Role for Pre-Clinical Pain Research in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Friday, October 4, 12:30 – 1:30 PM, Lindquist Hall, Barlow Lecture Hall 101 & 174, WSU Main Campus

Dr. Laurence Miller from Augusta University, discussed how the development of new pre-clinical pain models may improve our understanding of the neurobiology of pain and our ability to identify promising candidate analgesics.

Lecture Recording