Understanding the Opioid Crisis with Dr. Hal Urschel Jr.

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There are many questions about the current crisis of opioid addiction. Many accepted answers are often misguided or misunderstood. How did our society get to this point? What really happens to the human brain with abuse of or addiction to prescription opioids, and even heroin? How does this result from original pain treatments? How can this type of substance abuse be avoided as well as effectively identified and treated? Also, what is the role of the criminal justice system in the current national epidemic? From a medical perspective, what are alternatives for how pain can be comfortably managed without opioids?

For answers we will be joined by one of the country's foremost authorities on substance abuse and addiction: Harold C. Urschel III, MD, MMA. Dr. Urschel is the author of the The New York Times best seller, “Healing the Addicted Brain.” and is a coveted local and national speaker on substance abuse and addiction. He is co-founder and chief medical strategist for Enterhealth, one of the nation’s finest residential and outpatient science-based, comprehensive addiction treatment programs. Having  spent more than 20 years in addiction psychiatry, neurology and brain research, he has served as principal investigator on more than 25 clinical research studies exploring innovative addiction and psychiatric treatments. 

Dr. Urschel graduated from Princeton University, UTSW and U Penn for his medical training, and Stanford for his Masters in Management Administration. He is certified in both addiction and general psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  

Date: March 6, 2019

Time: 11:45 am

Location: Sidley Austin, 2021 McKinney Avenue, #2000, Dallas, TX 75201


  • Patrons: FREE
  • Members: $35
  • Special Subsidized Pricing for Harvard Young Alumni*: $10
  • Special Guests from the Princeton Club of Dallas: $35
  • Guests and non-members: $40

Parking is being validated by our Host, Sidley Austin.

*NOTE: Harvard Young Alumni are defined as graduates from any Harvard school from 2010 or later.