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Where There’s Life, There’s Hope: Diminishing Risk in the Midst of the Opioid Epidemic
September 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm$50
We are currently facing a national and statewide opioid crisis which demands enhanced treatment services, recovery supports, and prevention initiatives. Despite increased availability of these systems and interventions, there are still many individuals affected for whom traditional services have not worked, and harm reduction becomes a welcome alternative. This statewide conference will bring together experts in the field of addiction and substance use to discuss the approach of harm reduction for the treatment of opioid use disorders. Keynote speakers Van Asher and Sharon Stancliff, MD will challenge the definition of recovery and present innovative ways to address and overcome the opioid crisis. Breakout session presenters will pay particular attention to the roles of community organizing, clinical work, first responders, prevention, and adolescent substance abuse.