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New York, NY: The Opioid Crisis - How Did We Get Here and How Do We Get Out?


U of T alumni and friends are invited to a presentation on 

 The Opioid Crisis - How did we get here and how do we get out?

by Dr. Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, U of T alumna (MSc 1998), and Physician, Public Speaker, Writer, Media Professional and Expert Witness

The current opioid epidemic is a public health crisis. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death among Americans under age 50, driven by opioids. For the first time since World War I, overall life expectancy has fallen in the U.S., fueled by drug overdose and suicides. National addiction medicine expert and U of T alumna, Dr. Lipi Roy, will describe the origins of the opioid crisis, the neurobiology of addiction, stigma, harm reduction and effective strategies moving forward. Her talk will be followed by a lively Q&A.  

Dr. Roy is a sought-after speaker whose mission is to educate and empower the public to make healthy decisions through nutrition, mindfulness and addiction education. She currently treats patients at a NYC-based addiction treatment center and serves as clinical assistant professor at NYU Langone Health. Dr. Roy is also a Forbes contributor and has appeared on CNN, Charlie Rose and Dr. Oz; she has also published in the Huffington Post and STAT and has been featured in the The New York TimesBoston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Cooking Light and U of T's Faculty of Medicine did a story on Dr. Roy that you can read here.

Cost includes presentation and light refreshments.Your alumni representative and event organizer, Karen Papazian (BA 2002 INNIS), will be there to welcome you.


Limited spots available! If you have any questions about this event, please email

This presentation is one of the many diverse events hosted by your local alumni network, bringing U of T right into your community. Stay informed, inspired and connected, because together we are boundless.


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