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Lunch & Learn – Xylazine: What We Know and What We Wish We Knew

Join us at the RISE for a free Xylazine lunch and learn, where the following will be discussed:

  • What Xylazine is
  • Xylazine’s entry points into the drug supply
  • How xylazine acts and the overdose and withdrawal potential
  • Complications- including related wounds
  • Harm reduction strategies

Pizza lunch and refreshments provided during event.


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Lunch and Learn: Xylazine

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Street Names for Xylazine:

• Tranq
• Tranq dope
• Anestesia de caballo

About the Trainer

Alyssa Bruehlman, MD

Alyssa is an instructor of family medicine and addiction medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (Penn Medicine).

Alyssa received her B.A. from Emory University and her M.D. from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency followed by fellowships in academic medicine and addiction medicine at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where she also worked as a PCP and clinical instructor for a family medicine residency-affiliated federally qualified health center. Her specific clinical interests include integrating person-centered and harm reduction-focused addiction care within primary, perinatal, and hospital care settings.


Thursday November 30 2023

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

702 N. 8th St
Reading, PA 19604

Event Category: RISE, Training