Focus on Health Seminars

Focus on Health Seminars

Join us for our free health seminars

All seminars are open to the public and free of charge and each session will include a presentation and time for questions. Registration is required for each seminar you'd like to attend. We hope to see you there!

America’s Opioid Epidemic: History and Best Practices for Medication–Assisted Treatment

Thursday, May 4, 2017
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Goldberg Auditorium


The public is invited to hear addiction psychiatrist Carla Marienfeld, MD, discuss America’s opioid epidemic, treatment settings and medications that can help break the destructive cycle of addiction leading to overdose. A psychiatrist whose research examines health outcomes of individuals with substance use disorders, she will explain why opioids are so powerfully addictive and discuss the latest — and sometimes controversial — evidence-based treatments for those struggling with addiction.


  • A brief history of medication-assisted treatments in America
  • The latest opioid treatments and medications used to help with recovery
  • The benefits and misconceptions about treatment options