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.
The New York University Silver School of Social Work is holding a conference entitled “Substance Use: Responding to Changes in Policy, Research, and Services” on December 14th and 15th.
The conference will present the most current information regarding substance use prevention, treatment and recovery policy, research, and services within the context of health care reform and today’s mental health and addictions treatment landscape.
Presentations will feature leaders representing government, private, and academic sectors as well as persons in recovery. Topics covered will include substance use, HIV/AIDS, prescription misuse/addiction, workforce planning, veterans’ behavioral health, co-occurring conditions, and other issues related to treatment and recovery.
The conference is aimed at multi-disciplinary addiction professionals and peers in agency practice, governmental systems, private practice, hospitals and other health care facilities, as well as researchers, educators/faculty, and persons in recovery and families.
Registration has been extended to December 9th. To find out more, click here.