U.S. Surgeon General Promotes Partnerships to Combat Opioid Crisis

drugs and needleU.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams headlined a summit at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County. His speech focused on the importance of forming and maintaining partnerships to help stem the opioid epidemic.

As reported in The Aegis:

Adams, keynote speaker for the National Opioid Crisis Community Summit at Aberdeen Proving Ground, also stressed that each person has their own role to play. He said they need to talk with others about drug addiction, obtain accurate information about the nature of addiction, which he stressed is a “chronic disease” or carry Naloxone to revive somebody suffering from an overdose.

“We can’t solve the opioid crisis from our silos … we must partner in order to have a comprehensive and effective response,” Adams said.

Read The Aegis to learn more.

Learn more about powerful partnerships and about ways to address the opioid crisis at the MACo Winter Conference sessions, “The Life Saving Power of Public Safety Partnerships” and “Opioid Round Table: What’s Working? What’s Not? and What’s Next?“.

The MACo Winter Conference will be held January 2-4, 2019 at the Hyatt in Cambridge, Maryland. This year’s theme is, “Charting the Course.”

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