The Rise and Fall (?) of the Opioid Epidemic — Free presentation at the Trumbull Library

The Trumbull Library and TPAUD (Trumbull Partnership Against Underage Drinking and Drugs), present The Rise and Fall (?) of the Opioid Epidemic: A Discussion, by Michael Saxe, M.D. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m.,t the Trumbull Library.

As a result of Dr. Saxe’s exposure to thousands of patients affected by the opioid epidemic, he has developed a special interest in the epidemic’s causes and solutions, and has spoken and written widely to audiences of healthcare professionals and lay people. He has also been active in statewide physician organizations and the Connecticut state government, in creating guidelines and regulations regarding the prescribing of opioids and opioid addiction medications.

Dr. Michael Saxe has practiced Emergency Medicine in Connecticut for 32 years at Middlesex Hospital in its three Emergency Department sites in Middletown, Westbrook, and Marlborough, Connecticut. He earned his M.D. degree at the University of Vermont and completed his residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. As a board certified emergency physician, Dr. Saxe served as the Chairman of the Middlesex Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine for 22 years, from 1994 to 2016.

TPAUD has worked to engage and mobilize youth, parents, and community partners to reduce youth alcohol and drug use and create a safe and healthy community since 2006. Working closely with members from various community sectors, TPAUD fosters an alcohol-free and drug-free community through increased community awareness, education, and enforcement. TPAUD’s activities are funded by a Drug-Free Communities grant from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Additional information can be found on the organization’s website tpaud.org.

The presentation is free and open to the public. To guarantee seating, register at the library’s website at trumbullct-library.org.

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