When:
Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 4:30p -
6:00p

Where:
Boston University School of Public Health
72 East Concord Street, 14th Floor
Boston, MA 02118

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, University

Event website:
http://www.bu.edu/sph/news-events/signature-programs/public-health-fora/opioids-and-the-masses-early-lessons-from-the-epidemic/

The opioid crisis is unprecedented in its lethality and demography. Fentanyl and other synthetics have turbo-charged the death rate. As federal, state, and local governments grapple with solutions, they have encountered both promising strategies and unexpected difficulties; among the latter are the challenges of engaging patients in treatment; the paradoxes of naloxone administration; the provision of quality care in office-based, medication-assisted treatment; and the rational use of opioid painkillers where needed while curtailing over-prescribing. This talk will focus on the policy and treatment implications of these clinical realities within the larger context of social and cultural drivers of addiction.

Speaker Sally Satel is a resident scholar at AEI and the staff psychiatrist at a local methadone clinic in Washington, DC. Her most recent book, co-authored with Emory psychologist Scott Lilienfeld, is Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience (Basic, 2013). Brainwashed was a finalist for the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science.

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