Special Lecture 

The Opioid Crisis: Impact on our Community

What is Different about this Crisis and How are Children and Parents Affected ?

Held on March 4th, 2019 at 6:30 pm

at The Yale Club, New York, NY

You can access the videos of the lecture here:



Questions & Answers


A lecture by Matthew F. Warren, MD



Matthew F. Warren, MD is a graduate of Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons

in New York City and is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and Addiction.

He is presently the Medical Director of Chemical Dependency at NYC Health and Hospitals/

Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn which is at the epicenter of the opioid crisis in New York City.

As an Assistant Professor at New York University Medical Center,

Dr. Warren reviewed his experiences and the factors which contributed to this crisis

 as well as the current methods for treatment.


 And followed by a discussion led by Sara Taki, MD


Sara Taki, MD is Medical Director of Greenwich House MMTP in New York City. 

She is board-certified in Addiction Medicine and

has over ten years of experience working with individuals with opioid use disorder.

Dr. Taki presented some real world examples of struggles

and triumphs of families battling with opioid use disorder,

the effect that having a parent with substance use disorder can have on children,

and ways in which parents can be supported in order to

provide the healthiest possible environment for their children.



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