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Course Description

The leading cause of accidental death in the United States is not car wrecks, but wreckage of a different sort. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death from unintentional injury in this country. Drug overdoses have a devastating impact on individuals, families, and communities. In this course, we will examine the changing scope and nature of drug addiction. We will challenge preconceptions, consider the stigma that exists around addiction, and learn about multiple pathways to treatment. We’ll be joined by various experts and hear directly from people who have experienced addiction themselves or have had a family member overdose. This is the latest in a continuing series of OLLI courses on incarceration called Faceless No More, so we’ll also be looking at how addiction overlaps with the criminal justice system. This is a great opportunity to learn about an issue that affects many American families. | Lecture + Q&A.
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Section Title
The Opioid Crisis in America: Faceless No More
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
W
Time
9:00AM to 10:15AM
Dates
Sep 15, 2021 to Oct 20, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
7.5
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Recommended reading: See website www.facelessnomore.org