Addiction is an epidemic in America with far ranging implications in all facets of society. As a leading not-for-profit provider of addiction treatment, Caron is committed to educating health care professionals not only about the opioid epidemic, but also about addiction in general. Our goal is to empower medical professionals to understand the disease of addiction – including signs, symptoms and co-occurring issues that may manifest differently depending upon the demographic. Caron’s programming is extensive including teens, young adults, adults, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, executives and older adults.
At this time, healthcare professionals typically receive fewer than 10 hours in addiction specific training. At Caron, we believe that the paradigm needs to shift to ensure that healthcare professionals are armed with the information they need to proactively prevent the onset of addiction wherever possible and to facilitate access to treatment when appropriate.