We hear about it everywhere: in the news, in parent groups, on the internet. As a responsible and caring community, how can we educate ourselves on the opioid epidemic that is growing exponentially in our midst? It is becoming clear to us that no family is immune.

Join us for this adult forum as we focus on overall detection and treatment, hear suggestions as to how this might be manifest in our own family context, and ask questions of the experts in the field of addiction services.

What resources are available to families who suspect a loved one is engaged in drug use?

What are best ways for an individual / family to respond to a member with an addiction?

Join us – and bring a friend – as we seek answers to these and other critical questions about this crisis in our midst.

Our Guest Speakers:
Richard Rosenthal, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Addiction Psychiatry, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine

Dr Rosenthal is an internationally known clinician, educator, and researcher in addiction psychiatry. He has recently joined Stony Brook Department of Psychiatry as Director of Addiction Psychiatry, having previously served as Medical Director of Addiction Psychiatry in the Mount Sinai Behavioral Health System in New York City. He has been actively engaged in expanding addiction services and training within Stony Brook University Hospital, and integrating existing addiction services among our recently affiliated hospitals in Eastern Suffolk County.

David Schlager, MD
Co-occurring Disorders, Psychiatry Out-Patient Department, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine

Dr Schlager has worked treating addiction and other mental disorders at Stony Brook University Hospital, Eastern Long Island Hospital and Quannacut Out-Patient Addiction Service in Riverhead.

The Crisis on Our Doorstep:
National and local trends in the Opioid epidemic
and other substance use disorders.

Where to turn for help.

Monday, November 6th
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Setauket Presbyterian Church