The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA), a recipient of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants (Opioid STR) funding, is working collaboratively with the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to increase access to treatment, reduce unmet treatment need, and reduce opioid overdose related deaths through prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder.
To advance the Opioid STR, DCF approved physician peer mentors and FADAA staff members who provide support for the Opioid STR will conduct four statewide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) meetings. During the meetings, the doctors will conduct a MAT Opioid Use Disorder training and answer any related questions. The meeting will cover topics including, MAT for Opioid Use Disorder diagnosis, choosing medication, treatment modalities, stigma, upcoming State Opioid Response (SOR) priorities and other MAT topics.
Below are the locations and the dates for the meetings that will occur in March. You are invited to attend one of these incredibly informative presentations! However, if you attended one of the MAT for OUD Regional Meetings in January, there is no need to attend a March meeting, as the presentations will repeat the information presented in January.
Who should attend?
This meeting is designed for providers, child welfare workers, program managers, mental health agencies, substance abuse agencies, Managing Entities, and stakeholders that provide or are interested in medication assisted treatment.
Mark Stavros, MD is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is currently the medical director in the Emergency Department at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola. He serves as faculty for FSUCares, a mission oriented organization, which annually takes medical students to underserved populations to provide medical care. He is a member American College of Emergency Physicians, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Christian Medical and Dental Society, Disaster Medical Assistance Team, Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine. He was awarded the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship and received his M.D. at Creighton University.
Dr. Stavros completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at St. Vincent’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Ohio. Following clinical training, Dr. Stavros was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base where he practiced as an emergency physician and served as EMS director and medical director. After his honorable discharge in 2000, he continued to work as an emergency physician in the Florida panhandle and in Mississippi. He received the Avaya Small Business Award for a project that utilized telemedicine to provide care to a rural village in the country of Panama. He is also the medical director of the EMT/Paramedic program at Pensacola State College.
Broward Addiction Recovery Center
900 NW 31st Ave., Room #114
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33311