On November 17, 2016, the Office of the Surgeon General will release Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs & Health. This historic, first-ever report will be presented at Facing Addiction in America: A National Summit, which will serve as a forum for conversations on the science behind preventing and treating substance misuse and addiction and supporting recovery from substance use disorders.
During the Summit, which will be live-streamed and available for viewing on www.FacingAddiction.org and on Facing Addiction’s Facebook Page from 1:00pm to 4:20pm PST, some of the nation’s leading experts will:
- Overview substance use, misuse and addiction;
- Explore the state-of-the-science of addiction; and,
- Discuss concrete steps that all of us can take to promote prevention, expand treatment, and ensure that recovery is possible for everyone.
Be sure to share this information throughout your jurisdictions and tune into the Summit live on November 17.
*Note: NACCHO will update this post following the official release to provide links to the report and the Summit recording.