SCPhA Institute on Substance Use Disorder

June 24, 2022

It will be at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC on June 24 from 8:30 AM till 4:30 PM!

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 17 million U.S. adults experienced both mental illness and a substance use disorder in 2020. In 2019 alone, there were 49,860 cases of opioid-related deaths. Guiding patients with substance use disorder toward the path to recovery—as well as preventing addiction rates from growing—requires substantial effort, especially given the stigma surrounding addiction. But addiction is a disease, not a behavior. And it’s a disease pharmacists can help fight.  
The SCPhA Institute on Substance Use Disorder 2022 explores the pharmacist’s role in addressing and preventing addiction in a healthy way. In its inaugural offering of the institute, SCPhA has recruited top experts in the nation to uncover addiction, decrease the stigma associated with addiction, emphasize soft skills, and manage difficult conversations. From recommending holistic approaches to cultivating an empathetic culture toward addiction, the education that participants receive here will equip them to provide effective and top of the line care for the patients in their community.

6 CE hours for Pharmacists

5 CE hours for Technicians

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Event Speakers

8 AM – 9 AM

Erika E. Tillery, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP, FASCP

Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, and Assistant Director of Research at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy


The “Addict” in All of Us


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Nathan Payne, MA, CPRS

Director of Collegiate Recovery with The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services


Shaming the Sick: How to Combat Shame and Stigma Associated with SUD


11 AM – 12 PM

Anita N. Jacobson, PharmD

Clinical Professor at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy


Communication is Key: Talking to Patients with SUD


1 PM – 2 PM

Jake Nichols, PharmD, MBA

President and CEO at Renovo Health


Yes or No? The Difficulty In Filling-Controlled Substances


2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Monty Burks, CPRS, PLC, PhD

Keynote Speaker

Director of Faith Based Initiatives, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services


50 Minute Cover Story: Creating a Culture of Trust; Harm Reduction in Marginalized Communities


3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Kristy Brittain, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES

Associate Professor and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at MUSC


Beyond the Pillbox: Creative Approaches to Managing Pain