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Published: June 9, 2023

Lunch and Learn CME Webinar June 21st

The View from the Street: What FPs need to know about Fentanyl and Illicit Drugs

Join Family Physician Dr. Rebecca Trotsky-Sirr and Sergeant Brian Gunsolley for a discussion of:

    • how Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are being distributed, obtained and used - both intentionally and unintentionally - by community members;
    • how to communicate more effectively with patients about reducing risk of overdose from contaminants and adulterants in drug supply, such as Fentanyl or Xylazine;
    • universal precaution approach to managing risks, including awareness and distribution tips for Naloxone/Narcan, Kloxxado; and
    • resources & quick start strategies for Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder - across all stages of patients readiness for change

Dr. Rebecca Trotzky-Sirr is the Medical Director of the Urgent Care Center at LAC + USC, one of the largest public hospitals in the US. She is board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, and is faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at USC. Additionally, she coordinates expansion of treatment for opioid use disorder as the Southern California Regional Coordinator for The Bridge, formerly the CA Bridge Program.

Sergeant Brian Gunsolley - Sergeant Brian Gunsolley is a 23-year Orange County Sheriff’s Department veteran with experience working in Corrections, Patrol, and Critical Incident Response Team, as well as serving as a Field Training Officer, Drug Liaison Officer, DUI Task Force member, and School Resource Officer. He currently supervises the Community Engagement Unit, responsible for providing safety education for schools and the general community.


Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. We anticipate approval of 1 AAFP Prescribed Credit.

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