Education. Training. Collaboration. Saving lives. These are the goals of the 2017 Mississippi Opioid and Heroin Summit – an opportunity for all of us to face the epidemic that touches our families, friends and loved ones.
The 2.5 day Summit will bring together 3 communities – public safety, public health, and the public. Hear from Sam Quinones who documented the epidemic as a journalist and authored Dreamland. Learn about threats and trends from public safety officials who are tracking the supply of opioids and heroin. Listen to public health and treatment advocates discuss the disease of addiction and the many tools available to prescribers and treatment professionals. Join with the families touched by addiction to hear stories of recovery and hope.
With 18.5 credit hours, everyone will receive credit while gaining awareness from the perspective of others in this fight. It takes all of us working together to make a difference.