Recovery Month Edition
Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections
MONTHLY | September 2020
MACS provides support to Maryland prescribers and their practices in addressing the needs of their patients with substance use disorders and chronic pain management.
1-855-337-MACS (6227) | |
HOLIDAYS | The MACS line will be closed:
October 12 - Indigenous Peoples' Day
November 11 - Veteran's Day
#MACSpotlight - August
Get to know the MACS team!
Each month we will feature a MACS team member in the #MACSpotlight.
Follow us on social media for the next #MACSpotlight on Friday, 9/18.
The MACS team goes purple!
What can prescribers do to make recovery support services more accessible?

  • Obtain your buprenorphine waiver to treat OUD: Sign up for a waiver training (below).

  • Practice a ‘whole person’ approach to prevention and treatment by caring for an individual’s physician and mental health simultaneously. Visit MACS' education page for trainings and resource page for clinical tools and more.

  • Call 1-855-337-MACS. Our team of addiction experts support prescribers and their practices in the identification and treatment of substance use disorders and chronic pain management.
Pain Awareness Month

September is also Pain Awareness Month. Each person with pain is entirely unique – which means their treatment plan should be, too. This year’s theme will focus on the vital importance of an individualized, multidisciplinary, multimodal approach to pain care.

Upcoming free, virtual CME events
BHIPP Resilience Break - Recovery Month

Youth & Substances:
What's a Primary Care Provider to Do?

Friday, September 25, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Presented by Marc Fishman, MD
Co-hosted by MACS
PCSS Half & Half MAT Waiver Trainings
Obtain your waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for OUD
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 8:30 am - 12:45 pm
Presented by Sarah Kattakuzhy, MD
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 8:00 am - 12:15 pm
Presented by Christopher Welsh, MD
Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 8:00 am - 12:15 pm
Presented by Eric Weintraub, MD
Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: Provider's Role in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 12 - 1 pm
Motivational Enhancement Therapy for Substance Use Disorders
Friday, October 9, 2020 | 12 - 1 pm
Virtually visit the MACS table
Check out the MACS education page for upcoming events with virtual MACS exhibits
Addressing Trauma, Racism and Bias in Behavioral Health Service Delivery
SAMHSA's Recovery Month webinar series
Virtual Recovery and Wellness Support Resources
Maryland Mind Health texting service
ACCESS Maryland Harm Reduction