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The Challenge and the Opportunity of the Contemporary Opioid Epidemic

1 p.m. / 104 Downtown Campus Library

In the U.S. there have been numerous drug epidemics with different policy responses to each. Author Henry Brownstein will discuss the crack cocaine, methamphetamine and contemporary opioid epidemics, the policy responses to each and their consequences. The contemporary opioid epidemic is atypical and offers both a challenge and an opportunity for drug policy. His talk is sponsored by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, the Research Center on Violence and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology