From Crisis to Solution: A Round Table Conversation on Battling the Opioid Crisis

    Aug 15, 2023

    Join us for a special 50th episode of The Opioid Matrix as we bring together four returning guests and leading experts in the fields of mental health, substance addiction disorder, as well as law enforcement: Dr. Sofia Georgoulis, Scott Silverman, Brian Townsend, and Dr. Michael Miller.  In this thought-provoking panel discussion, we delve into the complex issues surrounding addiction, drug use, treatment, and mental health.

    Together, we explore the root causes of addiction and treatment options that can make a difference.  Our expert guests, who specialize in different aspects of addiction issues, shed light on the shortcomings of current mainstream treatments, educational approaches, and the ongoing debate around decriminalization.

    Join us at this virtual roundtable as our experts unravel the complexities of addiction and treatment.  We strive to make progress by identifying effective strategies to reach those who are deeply affected by the opioid crisis.

    We will discuss: 

    • Causes of addiction and treatments available
    • Faults with current mainstream treatments
    • Making progress through education

    Don't miss this milestone episode where insights from these leading voices in the field address the urgent need for action.  Join us as we embark on a collective journey toward ending the drug crisis and paving the way for a healthier, more compassionate society.



     

     

     

     

    Views expressed in this material are opinions of the host and the guest, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Rigaku Analytical Devices.

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    Michael W. Brown is the global director of counter-narcotics technology at Rigaku Analytical Devices. He has a distinguished career spanning more than 32 years as a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Most recently he was the DEA Headquarters staff coordinator for the Office of Foreign Operations for the Middle East-Europe-Afghanistan-India. Prior to that he served as the country attaché in India and Myanmar providing foreign advisory support for counter narcotic enforcement. He also spent 10 years in Pakistan as a special advisor to the US Embassy on various law enforcement issues. Michael is a graduate of the United States Ranger Training Battalion and has a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Technology and Management from the University of Eastern Michigan.

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