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2018 Athens Opioid Summit: Turning Awareness into Community Action

Athens, GA
Monday, April 23, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free event – open to the public
Light breakfast and lunch included
The Classic Center
300 North Thomas St.
Athens, GA 30601
Advantage and the PROUD Program, (Peers in Recovery from Opioid Use and Dependency), together with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation invite you to attend this impactful event focused on treatment and recovery from opiate use disorders.  Please click here to register.
Keynote speaker, Senator Renee S. Unterman began her service in the Georgia General Assembly in 1999 and continues to serve today. She has been successful in passing major legislation in areas such as healthcare, sex trafficking prevention, metal theft, as well as many elderly and child protection measures. Today, Senator Unterman is known as one of the most effective legislators under the gold dome and has been recognized state and nationwide for her efforts. She currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services committee where she uses her background in healthcare to ensure Georgia citizens are well taken care of.
Summit Highlights Include:
Presentations by state officials and local experts about prevention, treatment, and recovery issues related to Opioid Use Disorder.
  • Learning session on how medications can give people the time they need to stabilize, regain health and hope, learn vital recovery skills, and develop connections that support recovery.
  • Discussion of person-centered, evidence-based approaches to treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and connection with recovery supports.
  • Training and suggestions related to integration of peers as non-clinical supports.
8 a.m. – Registration
Welcome/Opening Remarks
Keynote Speaker: Senator Renee Unterman
Panel Discussion and Q&A
12:00 p.m. Lunch
Afternoon Keynote Speaker
Breakout Sessions
Closing Remarks
4 p.m. Adjourn
Questions?  Contact:  Catherine Clayton

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