When:
January 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
2018-01-31T16:00:00-05:00
2018-01-31T18:30:00-05:00
Where:
Hiebert Lounge
72 E Concord St
Boston, MA 02118
USA
Cost:
Free
Opioids and the Masses: Early Lessons from the Epidemic @ Hiebert Lounge | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

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.