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Collision of SUD and COVID-19: A NIDA Update

Free NAADAC Webinar

Friday, December 18, 2020 @ 12-2:00pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)

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The U.S. is now facing two intersecting health crises, the ongoing opioid overdose epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, we now live in a world where science can be quickly mobilized to find solutions to mitigate the worst effects. NIDA has swiftly responded to the COVID-19 crisis by supporting research in areas of basic science, prevention, treatment, epidemiology, and implementation, particularly at the intersection with substance use disorders. This presentation will provide an update on NIDA science underway to address the opioid crisis during the COVID pandemic and the implications for practice and policy.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will examine the impact of the COVID pandemic on preventing and treating substance use disorders.
  • Participants will learn about research underway by NIDA to lessen the impact of these colliding public health problems.
  • Participants will acquire an understanding of how science can inform policy and practice related to addressing substance use disorder.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

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Jack B. Stein, MSW, PhD, joined NIDA in August 2012 as the Director of the Office of Science Policy and Communications (OSPC). He has over two decades of professional experience in leading national drug and HIV-related research, practice, and policy initiatives for NIDA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) where, before coming back to NIDA, he served as the Chief of the Prevention Branch. In March 2019, Stein was appointed NIDA Chief of Staff.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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