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Summit: Black Communities and Best Practices for Substance Use Disorder

News Date: Friday, May 6, 2022 - 12:15

Summit: Boots on the Ground  

Date: Friday, May 13 

Time: 9:30-5 EST 

Zoom Registration

Presenters: Front-line Recovery Support Services, Recovery Scientists, & Federal Officers including White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, and NIH.

Organizers: Medical Addiction Discovery Team, Recovery Research Institute, Faces & Voices of Recovery, & Twin Cities Recovery Project

Phone: (612) 227-6916

Email: Corrie L. Vilsaint, Ph.D.


DescriptionBoots on the Ground will explore, through a Black community lens, the power of innovative, community-based approaches to help people with opioid and other substance use disorders. The summit will showcase community programs from across the country, each designed to counteract the stigma and racial disparities that so often keep members of communities of color from receiving equitable access to substance use disorder treatment and harm reduction and recovery services. Speakers will share the stories of their programs, highlighting factors that both enable and challenge their program successes, including funding, partners, and evaluation. Facilitated panel and breakout sessions will provide for additional insights and synthesis.

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