The Opioid Crisis: Perspectives from Addiciton Specialists in Primary Care & Psychiatry

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April 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Webinar: The Opioid Crisis: Perspectives From Addiction Specialists In Primary Care & Psychiatry

Location: Online Via

Description: The United States is currently experiencing an opioid epidemic, impacting health care providers across all specialties, including those working in primary care and psychiatry. In this webinar, Matthew Torrington, MD, and Richard Rosenthal, MD, will share their perspectives as addiction specialists working in the primary care and psychiatric fields regarding the role of providers in impacting the opioid epidemic. The speakers will review the history of opioid development and abuse, examine the impact of the introduction of synthetic opioids on the opioid epidemic, discuss the connection between mental illness and opioid use, and provide an overview of some approaches aiming to target and reduce the opioid epidemic.