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The Opiod Crisis: Economic, Legal, and Clinical Perspectives
February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A distinguished panel — Sanho Tree, Thomas Teodosio, and Nicole Labor — will tackle “The Opioid Crisis: Economic, Legal, and Clinical Perspectives” is part of The Great Decisions of Wayne County lecture series, an annual joint venture between the College of Wooster and the local Wooster community, will examine “Global Health Issues” as its 2019 topic via a film screening, a panel on the opioid crisis, and lectures by two experts, all during the month of February.
For The Opioid Crisis: Economic, Legal, and Clinical Perspectives: Tree is a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and has been director of its drug policy project since 1998, having worked to reform both international and drug policies and to end the damage caused by the drug wars in Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico, Afghanistan, and the Philippines. Teodosio is a judge on the Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals who has presided over Summit County’s award-winning alternative drug court program known as “The Turning Point.” A board-certified addiction physician, Labor is the associate medical director of addiction medicine for Summa Health in Akron as well as medical director of OneEighty in Wooster. Together, they will discuss the numerous issues surrounding the growing abuse of opioids; a recent study revealed that Americans are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than in a motor vehicle crash.