Personal Narrative in Changing Drug Policy | Michael Botticelli
This presentation is part of the Addiction Medicine Review Course 2017, an overview of the core elements of addiction medicine, presented by top experts in the field. Together with the other presentations, it can serve as a broad review for clinicians, a review of the basics for newcomers, or a starting point for those preparing to sit for the Board Exam in Addiction Medicine.
- Addiction medicine specialists who want an overview of the latest developments in the field and their relevance to clinical practice
- Primary care clinicians who want to get a better understanding of addiction and manage patients with addictions in their practice
- Public health officials who want an understanding of the current state of addiction treatment
- Non-physicians who are involved in the treatment of addiction
After viewing this lecture participants should be able to
- Use drug policy as a case example of why science and data are insufficient to change public policy (think climate change, immunizations).
- Examine strategies and circumstances that changed our understanding and approach
- Discuss how we might use these as a way to move public health policy in an age of diminished scientific influence and extreme confirmation bias
Michael Botticelli is the Executive Director of the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine at
Boston Medical Center and a Distinguished Policy Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Prior to this, Michael was the Director of National Drug Control Policy for the Obama Administration. He joined the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) as Deputy Director in November 2012 and later served as Acting Director.
Mr. Botticelli has more than two decades of experience supporting Americans affected by substance use disorders. Prior to joining ONDCP, he served as Director of the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, where he successfully expanded innovative and nationally recognized prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He also forged strong partnerships with local, state, and Federal law enforcement agencies; state and local health and human service agencies; and stakeholder groups to guide and implement evidence-based programs.
Mr. Botticelli holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Siena College and a Master of Education degree from St. Lawrence University. He is also in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder, celebrating more than 28 years of recovery.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose
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This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.
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