AbleTo Speaker Series: “The Opioid Use Epidemic,” with Dr. Andrew Kolodny, MD

On January 27, AbleTo presents “The Opioid Use Epidemic,” with Dr. Andrew Kolodny, MD. The talk will include:

• Evaluate factors that led to the opioid addiction epidemic

• Analyze trends in prescription opioid, heroin and fentanyl mortality

• Best practices in treating opioid addiction

• Examine the role of opioids in treatment of chronic noncancer pain

Registration is required. Please use the link below to register:

Dr. Andrew Kolodny is the Co-Director of Opioid Policy Research at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. His primary area of focus is the prescription opioid and heroin crisis devastating families and communities across the country. He is also the executive director of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing. Dr. Kolodny previously served as Chief Medical Officer for Phoenix House, a national non profit addiction treatment agency and Chair of Psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City. He earned his medical degree from Temple University.