2017 Opioid Abuse and Heroin Overdose Summit

2nd Annual Opioid Abuse and Heroin Overdose Solutions Summit

Moving Forward to Affect Change

The opioid abuse and heroin overdose epidemic is a national crisis. 78 Americans die every day from an opioid-related overdose. It is a life-threatening and community-damaging crisis that crosses all demographics, affecting families, resulting in job loss, increasing the cost of health care, and vastly impacting law enforcement. In partnership with Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, on May 11, 2017, we joined together to increase our knowledge of new policies, programs, and institutions that have been developed to change how we address this widespread disease. We were presented with the most current data, explored our progress and collaborate to implement new strategies and action plans to further our fight with this crisis. As a community, it is imperative that we work together to find solutions to health care issues such as these. We hope you will join us as we continue to fight this epidemic. To view the agenda for the summit, complete with speakers and topics, please click here.


Full Summit Presentation
Cynthia Arfken, PhD - Setting the Stage
Debra A. Pinals, MD - Substance Use Disorders: A Path Forward for Michigan
Dr. Chad Brummett & Dr. Jennifer Waljee, Michigan-OPEN - The Opioid Epidemic: What is the Role of Acute Pain Prescribing?
Grenae Dudley, PhD - If Your Name's Not on the Bottle
Cathy Callagher, DEA - Combating the Supply

When & Where

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Burton Manor

27777 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia, MI 48150



Presenting Sponsor

Associate Sponsor

Community Sponsors

Detroit Recovery Project
SAFE Substance Abuse Coalition

A complete list of event sponsors is available here.