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Veterans Counselors Have Opportunity To Collaborate

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The Martinsburg VA Medical Center Mental Health Program is hosting a community mental health and substance use disorder summit virtually and in person.

On Friday, April 19 at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center, health professionals will gather to discuss treatment methods and interventions for veterans suffering from mental illness or substance use disorder.

The event will bring together mental health providers and substance use disorder counselors to share information and provide educational tools to those who may work with veterans in the community.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than one in 10 veterans have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder.

Participants wishing to earn their Continued Medical Education (CME) certification will need to email Theresa Crawford at theresa.crawford@va.gov.

Those who will not be earning a certification are not required to register.

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