Tuesdays, 11:50–1:15, Apr. 24–May 15
Instructor: Glenn Kamber
In 2015, more than 15,000 people died from opioid overdose, and many thousands more suffer from opioid abuse and addiction. The opioid crisis affects a broad cross section of the American population in every region of the nation—all ages, socio-economic levels, and racial and ethnic groups. The instructor will discuss the origins of the crisis, what is being done to address it, and how it fits into our long history of dealing with addictions of all kinds.
Glenn Kamber is a retired senior executive from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Between 1987-1992, he served as associate administrator of the HHS Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration, the federal agency that is responsible for funding behavioral health research, prevention, and treatment services across the nation. Currently, he serves as a consultant to the government on mental health and substance abuse policy and programs.