Overview of the Opioid Addiction Epidemic

Overview of the Opioid Addiction Epidemic

"Overview of the Opioid Analgesic Epidemic" presented by Dr. Andrew Kolodny, Chief Medical Officer of Phoenix House, a nonprofit addiction treatment organization and he is President of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP). Dr Kolodny was previously the Chair of Psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Kolodny will discuss factors that led to sharp increases in opioid overdose deaths and opioid addiction. He will also discuss strategies for bringing the epidemic under control. 

 Dr. Andrew Kolodny is the Chief Medical Officer of Phoenix House, a nonprofit addiction treatment organization and he is President of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP). Dr Kolodny was previously the Chair of Psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Kolodny has a long standing interest in Public Health. Prior to his position at Maimonides, he was the Medical Director for Special Projects in the Office of the Executive Deputy Commissioner for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. For New York City, he helped develop and implement multiple programs to improve the health of New Yorkers and save lives, including city-wide buprenorphine programs, naloxone overdose prevention programs and emergency room-based screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) programs for drug and alcohol misuse.

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