The Opioid Epidemic is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths
across the United States annually. In 2015, heroin overdose deaths
rose 23%, and deaths from synthetic opioids, such as illicit fentanyl,
rose by 73%. The epidemic needs to be met head on, with public
discussion and a search for effective solutions.
At the summit, medical experts that have worked for years combating
addiction, studying its causes, and working to lessen the grip that
addiction has had on so many Americans, will be present to speak
and answer questions from the audience.
This event is free to the public.