The Opioid Crisis: the Impact on our Community
What is Different about this Crisis and How are Children and Parents Affected ?
March 4th, 2019 6:30 pm
The Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY
A lecture delivered 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. He is an Assistant Professor at New York University Medical Center.
Dr. Warren will review his experiences and the factors which make this crisis so prevalent as well as the current developing 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 will present some real world examples of struggles and triumphs of families battling with opioid use disorder, the effect 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.
The lecture will be followed by a reception.