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NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services
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November 2012 | Policy Research Associates, Inc.
For me, the highlights of the conference were the presentations by the Medical Director of the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Steven Kipnis, M.D.
Dr. Kipnis is always an engaging presenter who has a great sense of humor and an ability to make complex medical concepts understandable.
audience through recent drug trends, prescription drug misuse and the current issues related to synthetic drugs.
The recently released IOM report Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces stressed the growing concern surrounding prescription drug misuse (now the preferred term instead of 'abuse') in the military.
One of Dr. Kipnis'
presentations focused on the changing environment of prescription drugs.
spoke of this drug's dangers because of its highly addictive nature.
Steven S. Kipnis, medical ...
Steven S. Kipnis, medical director of the New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services, who spoke about the dangers of prescription stimulants and the hazards of possible interactions with street drugs such as alcohol and marijuana.
Drug council to open school for counselors
Dr. Steven Kipnis, medical director of the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, said the new school would bring instructors together to present the latest developments in the field.
"It is our intention to make it the pre-eminent program in the region," Kipnis
said."Class will be exciting and challenging.It will also be fun and an opportunity to enter the field of addiction, which is growing in scope each year." The school will be run by Kipnis; Ruth Maxwell, the council's executive director; and George Serdinsky, a chemical dependency counselor at the Blaisdell Addiction Treatment Center at Rockland Psychiatric Center.
Serdinsky said that in addition to himself, Maxwell and Kipnis
, as many as 30 visiting doctors, social workers and counselors would teach courses.
Steven Kipnis, MD, FACP, FASAM
Steven Kipnis, MD, FACP, ...
Steven Kipnis, MD, FACP, FASMMedical DirectorNYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services
...Steven Kipnis, MD, FACP, FASMMedical DirectorNYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services