Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:30p-9:00pm
JCC Greater Boston, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459 [Google Maps Link]
The Opioid Epidemic is devastating communities across the country. Overdoses have become the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 55, killing more people than HIV/AIDS, car crashes or gun violence ever did at their peaks. But what makes this crisis especially unique is how we got here. We’ll examine the origins of the worst public health crisis of the twenty-first century and expose the role pharmaceutical companies played in pushing addictive opioids into the American market. We will explore how we got here, the science of addiction, and how to stem the crisis.
Rick is a panelist at this event, and will discuss the challenges facing individuals and families confronted with opioid addiction.