National Fentanyl Awareness Day is pleased to present a series of virtual webinars with issue-area experts on an array of topics related to the illicit fentanyl crisis on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. All sessions are free of charge and open to the public
What Parents Need to Know About Fentanyl Poisonings and Overdoses
Dr. Hina Talib, Dr. Scott Hadland, and Dr. Danielle Ramo
Tuesday May 9 Time: 12-1p ET
A conversation between two pediatricians and a psychologist about substance use, mental health, and the impact of illicit fentanyl on teens. Learn the fundamentals about fentanyl, how to talk to young people in your life about it, and steps you can take to support their mental health and wellbeing.
Fentanyl in Party Drugs: Harm Reduction Strategies
Emanuel Sferios, Madeline Hilliard, and Ava Pallotta
Tuesday May 9 Time: 1:30-2:30p ET
A demonstrative discussion for young adults to share tips for preventing, recognizing and responding to an overdose. Hear from two harm reduction experts and a community organizer about Narcan, test strips, and how Good Samaritan laws work to best prepare yourself and your friends when partying.
The Illicit Fentanyl Crisis: Different Paths to Common Ground
Rocky Herron, Nate Moellering, and Denise Mariano
Tuesday May 9 Time: 3-4p ET
A conversation between three people who experienced the evolution of the fentanyl crisis firsthand, from distinctly different vantage points. A person in recovery, an impacted parent, and a retired DEA agent will share how their lived experience informs their current community work and advocacy. Hear how each speaker sees the need for “both and” solutions and interventions: adequate support for those in need, reimagined youth drug education, and recognition of the mental health challenges that underlie substance use.
How Fentanyl Really Shows Up in Our Communities: Who, Why, When, Where and Now
Morgan Godvin and John Harris
Tuesday May 9 Time: 4:30-5:30p ET
An inclusive overview by two experts with lived experience about the varying ways the illicit fentanyl crisis is showing up in U.S. communities. Take a close look at the data across age, race, and gender over time, learn about who is using drugs in America and why, and hear reflections about how this complex moment is an opportunity for unification.
Predictable Patterns of Drug Overdose Deaths: Does Fentanyl Follow the Rules?
Dr. Don Burke, Dr. Hawre Jalal, and Marcia Lee Taylor
Tuesday May 9 Time: 6-7p ET
A deep dive with two epidemiologists and a policy expert to understand drug overdose trends and patterns over the past 40 years. Explore what we know about the long-term, predictable trends of drug overdose deaths, how fentanyl fits in, and key considerations for policy solutions.
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