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September 21st 2015:The Current Opioid Epidemic in America

Painkiller addiction is a serious public health concern and nationwide epidemic which often requires specialized addiction treatment. Our guest today, Dr. Alkesh Patel, is a highly experienced addiction psychiatrist specializing in pain management. He will discuss the root cause of the crisis and why more education is needed to avoid overprescribing of opioids. In addition, Dr. Patel will provide background on innovative treatment programs for those in chronic pain.

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Alkesh Patel

Triple boarded in General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Dr. Alkesh Patel has a wealth of experience and expertise in the addiction field. Prior to joining Mountainside Treatment Center, he completed his addiction training and worked at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York as Associate Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program. His clinical work focused on developing integrated treatment programs for patients with chronic pain and addiction. At Mountainside, Dr. Patel provides medication management to clients in all levels of care including clients with dual diagnoses. Under his care, clients receive the full continuum of psychiatric servic
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