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.
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.