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Pediatricians meet for solutions for mental health and the opioid crisis

Pediatricians from across Indiana met at the Grand Wayne Saturday to figure out how they can combat the opioid crisis and mental health.

Posted: Aug 24, 2019 8:05 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - The American Academy of Pediatrics Indiana Chapter is holding its first ever conference to learn from each other on how to combat the issue of mental health and the opioid crisis.

"For us it's very important that we're not only screening our teenagers for opioid use, but also being able to have a structure and network available to get them treatment and the counseling that they need to help in rehab," Dr. Tony GiaQuinta said.

The pediatricians are also learning about all of the mental health resources offered throughout the state.

To renew a medical license in Indiana, doctors have to have two hours of opioid education training which all of them received through the conference.

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