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EVENT: The Opioid Crisis: What You Need to Know to Prevent Abuse

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EVENT: The Opioid Crisis 
What You Need to Know to Prevent Abuse

Featuring Top Addiction Policy Experts

September 12, 2018
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM EDT

National Press Club
529 14th Street Northwest
First Amendment Lounge
Washington, DC 20045

Washington, DC -- On September 12, 2018, Independent Women’s Forum will host a breakfast discussion -- The Opioid Crisis: What You Need to Know to Prevent Abuse -- featuring Charmaine Yoest, Associate Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy for the White House, and Jessica Hulsey Nickel, President and CEO of Addiction Policy Forum, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. 

The opioid crisis continues to take the lives of over 90 Americans each day in the United States. A new report from the from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) shows that things aren't getting much better, despite a powerful public awareness campaign. Overdose deaths increased by 10 percent between 2016 to 2017. 

What can parents and communities do to combat this epidemic? How can we prevent loved ones from abusing opioids? What are the warning signs that someone may be in danger of addiction? How can we help make a difference?

The breakfast discussion will feature two leading experts in the field discussing ways to discourage opioid addiction and abuse.

Jessica Hulsey Nickel, President & Chief Executive Officer, Addiction Policy Forum

Charmaine Yoest, Associate Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President, The White House

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Caroline Phelps
Senior Manager, Strategic Communications
Independent Women's Forum
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