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Preventing Fentanyl Abuse in Youth and Young Adults Webinar - June 21st



Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 2 - 3 p.m. ET

Overdose deaths among youth and young adults have increased significantly in recent years. Synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, are the most common drugs involved in overdose deaths. The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy has designated fentanyl combined with xylazine as an emerging threat to the US. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will highlight evidence-based prevention approaches available for individuals, communities, states, tribes, and jurisdictions to address the evolving opioid epidemic. The Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government approach is working to save lives, protect public health, and improve the public safety of our communities.

Presenters:

  • Marion Pierce, Public Health Analyst, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, SAMHSA

  • CAPT Jennifer Fan, Pharm.D., J.D., Acting Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, SAMHSA

  • Rich Lucey, Senior Prevention Program Manager, U.S. DEA

  • Beth Connolly, Assistant Director, Office of Public Health, ONDCP

Register for the webinar here.

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