Democrats Ask Drug Policy Office to Do More to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Twenty Democratic senators are asking the Office of National Drug Control Policy to do more to combat the opioid epidemic, according to the Associated Press.
Next week, more than 2,500 community leaders will gather in the Washington, D.C. area for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 24th annual National Leadership Forum.
The forum, which will take place February 3-6, brings together federal and state officials and community leaders from across the country to find solutions to the nation’s substance abuse problems. It is the nation’s largest training for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers. It will feature more than 80 training courses to help participants learn effective strategies to address drug-related issues in their communities.
Topics will range from preventing prescription drug abuse and marijuana use among youth, to how to reduce tobacco use and underage drinking.
Speakers will include Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse; Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy; Pamela Hyde, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Administrator; Frances Harding, Director of SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; and leadership expert Brigadier General Barrye Price, Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army.