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A Discussion on the Opiod Crisis

  • Kimmel Center - Room 905 (map)

The CDC reports that life expectancy in the U.S. has declined for two consecutive years for the first time in nearly 50 years, and many experts point to the opioid crisis as the main culprit. The White House has even declared it a Nationwide Public Health Emergency.

We’ll explore what that means, why opioid-related deaths among young Americans are occurring at such an alarming rate, what the potential solutions are to curbing the epidemic, and more.

Join us for a panel discussion on the opioid crisis, one of America’s most difficult challenges.

Free food will be provided!

Our panelists:
-Lipi Roy, MD, MPH (Medical Director, Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center, NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services)

-Sally Friedman (Legal Director, Legal Action Center)

-Dr. Mark Kleiman (Professor of Public Policy, Crime and Justice Program Director, NYU Marron Institute)

 

 

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