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Web Chat with Arshad Siddiqui, MD: Opiates—The Epidemic Continues

Jul 30, 2015
Opiate abuse remains an epidemic in New Jersey, and street drugs such as heroin pose only part of the problem. Prescription painkillers containing oxycodone or hydrocodone are often as close as the family medicine cabinet.

As a result, opiate abuse has made its way into every walk of life, from the schoolroom to the boardroom, in cities and suburbs alike, regardless of socioeconomic background.


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Dr. Siddiqui serves as Associate Medical Director of the Princeton House-Hamilton outpatient site. A division of Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS), Princeton House is a leading regional provider of mental health and addiction treatment.

During the web chat, Dr. Siddiqui will discuss the effects that opiates have on the body, the symptoms and warning signs of addiction and the treatment options that are available.

To view the web chat, which begins at noon on August 3, visit www.ustream.tv/princetonhealth on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Dr. Siddiqui will respond to questions from audience members. To ask questions during the web chat, viewers may create an account or log in using an existing Facebook or USTREAM account.

Questions also may be emailed in advance to PrincetonHealth@gmail.com.

To register for the web chat, visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1-888-897-8979.

Registration is not required. However, those who register will be entered in a drawing to win one of several gift cards that will be awarded immediately following the web chat. Viewers must be present to win.

About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.

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