Doctor to share personal struggle with opioid addiction at Palm Beach County Medical Society Services’ Opioid Educational Series



For the third year in a row, Palm Beach County Medical Society Services is presenting a series of educational seminars for physicians and health care providers to raise awareness that anyone, including including physicians, may be affected by the growing opioid epidemic. The aim of the series is to highlight the consequences of addiction, the warning signs and symptoms, and to detail the resources available to people suffering from chemical dependency.


Dr. Richard Morgan, DO, who completed his residency at NYU Medical Center, was exposed to opiates during a routine dental procedure. A series of bad choices and unfortunate circumstances fueled by his addiction led Dr. Morgan to a federal indictment and ultimately a 14-year federal prison sentence. Today, he spends his time sharing his story to educate medical students, practicing physicians, and all clinicians on how to recognize addiction and guide patients to the help they need.


Thursday, May 5, 2022

5:30 p.m.-6 p.m. reception

Program from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Hyatt West Palm Beach

295 Lakeview Avenue

West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Virtual live streaming option also available


Register online at: healthcare providers&uid=7032b465d163d95901ae5bcfdac81e2a

The program will also be available on demand for anyone unable to attend or watch live:

This program, which is offered free of charge, is made possible by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. CME credits are available through the Florida Medical Association accreditation program.


The not-for-profit arm of the Medical Society provides and coordinates continuing medical education for physicians and allied health professionals. PBCMS Services also works to inform and educate the public about health issues, works to find ways to improve patient access to health care, and collects and studies information about the health care system. health care delivery.

The overarching goal of the Opioid Healthcare Response program is to reduce opioid-related deaths in Palm Beach County through a comprehensive, evidence-based strategy that recognizes addiction as a medical disease. The key elements of the initiative are prevention, treatment, rescue and recovery, all linked to specific outcome measures.

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