The surge in methamphetamine overdose deaths

There has been an incredible surge in methamphetamine overdose deaths and In Ohio the surge has been as much as 130%. Dr. James Sturmi, MD, American Board of Addiction Medicine Fellow and Ohio Medical Director for Pinnacle Treatment Centers, discusses this increase in deaths, what the surge in meth is related to, eliminating the stigma associated with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), the prevalence of the opioid epidemic and the larger picture of treating substance use disorder (SUD).

Dr. James Sturmi has been practicing medicine since 1990, and Addiction Medicine full time since 2015. He is the Ohio Medical Director for Pinnacle Treatment Centers, the largest provider of Addiction Medicine services in Ohio. A tireless advocate for Recovery, he’s active in the American Society of Addiction Medicine and devoted to the prevention and treatment of alcohol & other drug addictions. Dr. Sturmi is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine; and Family Medicine and Sports Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Sturmi has served on the faculty of 3 medical schools; Ohio State University and Grant Medical Centers’ Family Medicine residencies; and Alabama Sports Medicine and Grant Medical Center Sports Medicine Fellowships. He’s authored multiple publications and presentations; and served as Team Physician for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Ohio State Buckeyes, Denison University, and several high schools in Ohio and Alabama

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