Friday, August 10, 2012
The Brighton Center for Recovery hosted a day-long Synthetic Summit Thursday.
About 150 medical professionals, law enforcement officials, first responders and other community members gathered at Brighton Center for Recovery Thursday for its Synthetic Summit, designed to educate the public on the continuing epidemic of synthetic marijuana. Scott Masi, referral-outreach specialist and program analyst for the Brighton Center for Recovery, said that because synthetic drugs hit us so quickly, now is the time to stay on top of it and stay informed because of all the unknowns - such as the long term effects. "We want to address the issue," Masi said of synthetic drugs. "We know there is some type of legislation in about 41 different states, and they've all seen an increase in use - even after legislation has passed. So it'…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
What issues do you want addressed at an upcoming synthetic drug conference and community session on August 9?
When Livingston County officials declared synthetic marijuana, also known as Spice, K2, LOL, OMG and Bath Salts, an imminent health danger and issued an emergency order preventing sales in June, many parents and community members gave a sigh of relief. The issue of synthetic drug use and addiction, however, has not gone away. According to Scott Masi, an outreach and referral specialist for the Brighton Center for Recovery, the recovery center so far hasn't seen any downtick in synthetic use but are seeing more deceptive behavior from their patients. "We're in a perfect storm," Masi said. "The potency of these products, availability, undetectable, unsuspecting youth– and what's happening is this is leading to a collasping time frame of …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
What do you want to know about Spice and other synthetic drugs? Our team of experts will be here live at noon with the answers.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Addiction team from the Brighton Center for Recovery Hospital answers viewers questions during live web chat. Check out the chat transcript.
It was a lively and infomative debate between viewers and a team of addiction specialists from the Brighton Center for Recovery Tuesday during the one-hour live web chat on about K2 on Patch.com. Dr. David Yanga, addictionoligist and family practitioner, along with John Furey, Brighton counseling supervisor and Scott Masi, Brighton addiction outreach specialist, were on hand from noon to 1 p.m. to field readers' questions. To read a transcript of the chat, click on the Cover It Live box. For more information, visit the Brighton Center for Recovery Hospital.