The Scope of the Opioid Crisis

For years, healthcare providers have struggled to adequately treat pain while balancing the risk of potential opioid misuse and addiction. While many safeguards have been put in place, the management of opioids continues to pose challenges to both providers and patients.

In this webinar, Dr. Edwin Salsitz, a respected physician in the field of addiction medicine, discusses the evolution of the prescription opioid epidemic and shares his views on the path forward.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the progression of the opioid epidemic from prescription opioids to fentanyl
  • Describe the intended and unintended consequences in the reaction to the opioid epidemic
  • Identify the role of Naloxone overdose prevention in the opioid/fentanyl epidemic
  • Review the CDC guidelines on treating chronic pain.

Watch Recording

This webinar was originally recorded on December 15, 2021. Approximate run time: 1 hour

Presented By:

Dr. Edwin Salsitz

Dr. Edwin A. Salsitz has been an attending physician in the Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Division of Addiction Medicine, New York City, since 1983, and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is the principal investigator of the Methadone Medical Maintenance (office-based methadone maintenance) research project.

Dr. Salsitz is certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, as well as by the Board of Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. He has published and lectures frequently on addiction medicine topics.

Dr. Edwin Salsitz