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Drug overdose deaths are sweeping across the Muslim community throughout the United States. Families are focusing on covering up the problem instead of seeking treatment.

Join Dr. Amer Syed Raheemullah, an addiction specialist and clinical instructor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University, as we talk about the problem, why it exists, and faith-based programs for Muslims that exist locally.

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Zuhr) | Saturday, August 6 | MCC Conference Room or watch and ask questions virtually at mcceastbay.org/live

Sponsored by MCC East Bay and Madina House

Madina House is a non-profit organization that provides a private program for Muslims recovering from addiction using a recovery home model. Applicants sign up after completing a residential program covered by their insurance. For more information, visit www.madinahouse.org

MCC is also hosting an addiction family support group: https://mcceastbay.org/event/family-group

Questions? events@mcceastbay.org

Dr. Amer Raheemullah, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and Director of the Addiction Medicine Consult Service at Stanford Hospital. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine and has a special interest in developing methods to increase access to basic addiction treatment, through hospital settings, telehealth digital solutions, and criminal justice settings.

He was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and pursued his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Illinois. He worked in the jails and prisons to provide free education and addiction programs for years until completing his Internal Medicine training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He moved on to complete an Addiction Medicine fellowship at Stanford and stayed on the faculty to launch the Addiction Medicine Consult Service which offers addiction interventions to hospitalized patients by a team of addiction medicine specialists, peer recovery counselors, and complex care managers. He lives with his wife and two children in the Bay Area where he also helps design digital solutions to increase access to addiction treatment.

Clinical Focus

  • – Opioid Dependence
  • – Benzodiazepine Dependence
  • – Prescription Medication Tapering
  • – Internal Medicine
  • – Smoking Cessation
  • – Addiction Medicine


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