Two-Part Webinar Series for Faith-Based and Community Leaders on the Opioid Crisis
Part One: Understanding the Opioid Crisis: What's at the Heart of the Matter?
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 | Noon–1 p.m. Eastern Time
Join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Partnership Center and experts from SAMHSA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a two-part webinar series specifically geared towards faith-based and community leaders on the opioid crisis. During part one of this series, national leaders from SAMHSA and the CDC will share data and the science about opioid addiction, and they will dispel some common misconceptions about treatment and recovery. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and will receive information about additional resources.
Part Two: There Is Hope: Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | Noon–1 p.m. Eastern Time
Connecting people to treatment and recovery support has been shown to be effective and can save lives. During part two of this series, experts from SAMHSA and the CDC will review early intervention and treatment options, and they will discuss the essential role that the community plays in recovery support and prevention. They will also discuss strategies for getting ahead of the problem, the impact of adverse childhood experiences on the development of a substance use disorder, and how upstream preventative action can restore hope and lead to a brighter and healthier future for generations to come. The webinar will close with a Q&A session and a review of resources.