Opiate addiction specialist to discuss signs, symptoms, prevention

Jan 12 2009 7:00 pm

Charles Reznikoff, MD, an Addiction Medicine specialist at Northfield Hospital, will talk about the nature of opiate addictions, addiction therapies and community prevention strategies Monday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m. at the Conference Center at Northfield Hospital.

Dr. Reznikoff began seeing patients with opiate addictions in Northfield earlier this fall. He spends two Mondays a month at the hospital’s Outpatient Clinic. His talk will focus on the signs and symptoms of opiate addictions and the patterns of behavior opiate addictions create. He will also talk about the services available through his clinic and measures individuals can take to deny access to opiates.
 
This program is being sponsored by Northfield Hospital in cooperation with the Northfield Area Parents Communication Network and the Northfield Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Alcohol & Drug Use.
 
“The presence of opiate addiction in Northfield has been well-documented,” said Julie Bubser, coordinator for the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative. “Dr. Reznikoff will offer concrete information that will help us all understand this issue better.”
 
The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nancy Moe at 507-646-1035 or Julie Bubser at 507-664-3524.