The Paul Torrens Health Forum: The Opioid Addiction Epidemic - A Public Health Crisis

April 26, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium, UCLA
635 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States

             The Opioid Addiction Epidemic: A Public Health Crisis

Each day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose. In fact, since 1999, deaths from heroin and prescription opioids—drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone that are intended to reduce pain intensity—have increased fourfold. In this Health Forum, we will explore the severity of the nation’s opioid epidemic, including a discussion on its impact locally and a broader conversation on the policies and approaches needed to address and prevent further harm.




Shana Alex Charles, PhD, MPP

          Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences
                  California State University, Fullerton
          Faculty Associate, UCLA Center for Health Policy
                 UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Wesley Ford, MA, MPH

Director, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health


Larissa Mooney, MD

           Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA
               Director, UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic




   Ricky N. Bluthenthal, PhD

     Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and the 
 Institute for Prevention Research
Keck School of Medicine, USC


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