The Opioid Crisis in the United States: Past, Present, and Future


18:30 Uhr

Online-Veranstaltung auf Zoom

Drug overdose deaths have become the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with opioids being the most common drug. How did this happen? In this presentation, we will explore the three phases of the opioid crisis in the United States over the past 20 years. We will also discuss how different policy approaches to health care and drug treatment in the United States and Germany produced very different outcomes. What can the rest of the world learn from the mistakes the United States has made that led to this opioid crisis? 

Meeting-ID: 853 8615 2366

Referent: Dr. Jennifer Murphy is Associate Professor and Chair of Criminal Justice at Penn State University, Berks College. She is the author of numerous articles on drug treatment and addiction stigma. Her book, Illness or Deviance? Drug Courts, Drug Treatment, and the Ambiguity of Addiction, explores the overlap of drug treatment and the criminal justice system. Her current research attempts to reduce stigma among police officers toward people who use drugs and expand diversion programs for people who need treatment.