Strong Behavioral Health Sponsors Program on Heroin Addiction and Treatment

January 18, 1999

As heroin's popularity continues to rise, it is affecting a younger population. In fact, ninety percent of new heroin users in 1996 and 1997 were under age 26.

On Tuesday, February 2, Strong Behavioral Health and the Mental Health Association of Rochester/Monroe County are sponsoring a seminar on heroin addiction and treatment. The event, including an hors d'oeuvre reception and special exhibits, will take place at the School of the Arts, 45 Prince Street (corner of University Avenue) in Rochester from 5:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Gloria Baciewicz, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry, and director of Strong Behavioral Health’s Strong Recovery program will present The Rising Popularity of Heroin. Peter Mariuz, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine, and on staff of the Infectious Disease Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital, will present Heroin, Hepatitis, & HIV.

Strong Recovery staff and consumers of addiction services will lead a panel discussion on Treatment Perspectives on Heroin: Detox, Rehab, & Methadone Maintenance.

Seating is limited, so call the Mental Health Association at 325-3145 now for reservations. Interpreters for the hearing impaired will be provided. This program is supported in part by Roxane Laboratories, Inc., and UDL Laboratories, Inc.

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