This workshop will discuss the new epidemic of opiod and heroin addiction. Anxiety, depression, and cognitive impairment related to opiod use as well as accidental death and suicide reated to opiods will be discussed.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:

•Explain the root causes on opiod addiction.

•Understand opiod induced cognitive impairment.

•Understand opiod induced mood disorders.

 

David G. Greenberg, MD, MPH

Prior to beginning his career in international, occupational and addiction medicine, Dr. Greenberg earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from The College of Agriculture at the University of California at Berkeley in 1975. He graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Medicine in 1979. He then served for five years in the US Army. In 1999, Dr. Greenberg received his Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Greenberg is certified in addiction medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is a member American Academy of Pain Medicine, and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators. He previously served as Director at Large for the Arizona Pain Society. For the past two decades, Dr. Greenberg has worked extensively in the fields of chronic pain and addiction medicine, occupational and international medicine. He has also served with the Arizona Medical Board since 1984 in the capacities of an investigator, medical consultant, and as the Assistant Director of the BOMEX Agency. Currently, Dr. Greenberg serves as medical director for the Board’s Monitored Aftercare Program. He is a consultant for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the DEA and FBI and other regulatory agencies in the areas of drug diversion, addiction medicine, and overprescribing. Additionally, Dr. Greenberg consults with private corporations, investigators and law firms. He maintains a private practice caring for patients with addiction issues.