Date: May 18, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Central
- Carlos Blanco
National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Gary Mendell
- Herbert H. Price III
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
|While opioids continue to dominate headlines about drug overdose deaths in the US, fatal overdoses from cocaine and methamphetamines are also on the rise. People with substance use disorder (SUD) are at particular risk during COVID-19 due to the effects of opioids and stimulants on respiratory health, and social distancing measures have created barriers to treatment. The agitated behavior of people using stimulants also places added burden on first responders already overwhelmed by the COVID-19 crisis.
This webinar will highlight efforts to address the growing rate of substance use in this country and outline strategies to mitigate the increased burden on individuals, society and the health care system in the time of COVID-19. Speakers will discuss:
A draft agenda is available on our website.
Register now for our Friday webinar with the Alliance for Health Policy and Commonwealth Fund on nursing home care, as well as our Monday webinar on food insecurity.