“Opiates and Medicine; Where Are We, America?” will be presented by Jeffrey Berger, MD, FASAM; Medical Director, Guest House. Non-medical use of opiates has been called an “epidemic” and “an urgent public health crisis”. How did we get this way? What can we do? This presentation will be a historically based look at the medical use of opiates, especially in American society. It will focus on the development and use of narcotic medications against the background of the three opiate epidemics in America.