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Berry to open Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference Addiction Conference

Dr. James Berry, medical director of the Chestnut Ridge Center and Inpatient Acute Dual Diagnosis Program, will open the Appalachian Addiction & Prescription Drug Abuse Conference Oct. 17-19 at the Waterfront Marriott in Morgantown.

Referring to the opioid crisis in the West Virginia Medical Journal, Dr. Berry noted, “The trickle became a tsunami, and we became overwhelmed by the incredible demand to provide services for opioid users.” This year’s conference theme is Pain & Addiction, Best Practice & Proper Prescribing: Changing a Culture by Changing the Culture of Medicine.

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