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The Opioid Crisis: Legal Pathways to Recovery
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Program Fee: Free for Members | $10 for Non-Members

Join us for a discussion about the opioid crisis in America. The program will address legal, political, and clinical approaches to combating the crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more Americans died in 2016 from fatal overdoses than in the entire Vietnam War. How has the changing face of the crisis reframed the conversation on drug use? What new (or old) tools are available to tackle the problems presented by this epidemic? What still needs to change? Learn about treatment access issues, creation of supervised injection facilities (SIFs), medication-assisted treatment, changes in prescribing practices, ongoing litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors, as well as other ways to help people affected by opioids.

Regina M. Calcaterra, Partner, Wolf Haldenstein
Chauncey Parker, Executive Assistant District Attorney and Special Policy Advisor, Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Dr. Jonathan Giftos, Clinical Director of Substance Use Treatment, NYC Health and Hospitals Division of Correctional Services, Rikers Island
Liz Evans, Executive Director, New York Harm Reduction Educators
Roger Goodman, Washington House Representative, 45th District
Roslyn R. Morrison, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society, Specialty Attorney, Misdemeanor Brooklyn Treatment Court

Zarah Levin-Fragasso, Associate, The Lanier Law Firm

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Drugs & the Law Committee, Zarah Levin-Fragasso, Chair


42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036


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