Richard Moldenhauer, MS, a treatment services consultant and state authority on methadone, spoke about medical management of methamphetamine.
The forum educated over 70 of DRHC's
healthcare workers on the medical complications that arise from meth use, what symptoms manifest in meth users and how to provide medical intervention.
"With the raging epidemic use of methamphetamine in Itasca County, DRHC
was very pleased to sponsor Richard Moldenhauer
," Commented Angie Olson, Patient Care Director, DRHC
provided us with the education and the tools necessary to fight this battle and care for our patients appropriately."
During the forum, Moldenhauer
explained that healthcare facilities are often the first places meth users go because they want treatment for health problems resulting from their addiction.