Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

TOMORROW: Narcare Forum @ UW Featuring 2 ADAI Presenters (Alison Newman & Samyukta Singh) – April 11, 5pm PT

Narcare Forum on the opioid crisis as a public health issue and the need to expand access to naloxone, April 11, 2024, 5-6:30pm.

Narcare, an RSO (Registered Student Organization) at the University of Washington, is organizing a forum on the opioid crisis as a public health issue. Despite being one of the leading causes of death in the United States, opioid overdose deaths are ignored, or worse, normalized by public discourse. The purpose of this forum is to provide a detailed understanding of the opioid crisis, describe the public health response needed, and share the experiences of those harmed by the crisis. Once equipped with this information, we hope that the UW community will advocate for expanding access to naloxone, a medication that can rapidly reverse an opioid overdose.

The forum will be held in-person TOMORROW, April 11, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM at the UW Hans Rosling Center for Population Health (room 155). It is open to anyone interested in learning about and discussing what can be done about the opioid crisis. Our panelists consist of experts who are working with communities impacted by the crisis and will highlight their stories. 

  • Samyukta Singh – Research Assistant, Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI)
  • Allison Newman – Program Operations Specialist, ADAI Center for Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology and Research (CEDEER)
  • Cece Wettemann – Research Coordinator, Research with Expert Advisors on Drug Use (READU) team
  • Greg Nance, Washington State Representative for the 23rd Legislative District

RSVP for this (in-person) event. Light refreshments will be provided!

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