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Opium and Opioids, Their History and Role in Drug Addiction. Session One

Opium and Opioids, Their History and Role in Drug Addiction. Session One

Session One September 23

The HIstory of Opium: how long it has been around; the opiate receptors and molecules in our brains. 

Barry requests audience to ask questions, raise concerns, and present positions  to create more dialogue and less monologue. 

Session Two October 7

Extent of Addiction of family or friends;  Global Trade - where it comes from;  History of Synthetic Opioids: Heroin, Fentanyl, Dilaudid, Demerol

Barry Gold holds a  B.S. in Zoology from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Boston University.He was awarded three years of postdoctoral fellowship in Pharmacology and Psychiatry research at Yale. After Yale, he spent six years as an Assistant Professor at a Defense Department medical school, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, in Bethesda, Maryland. He then moved into the pharmaceutical industry, first as the head of a biochemistry lab and then as the international manager of new drug development for two companies successively, since bought out, one American with operations in the U.K. and France, and the other German with operations in Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. Dr. Gold has also taught addiction counselor trainees.


Monday, September 23, 2019 Show more dates
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Oakland - Meeting Room
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