Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Transforming Our Communities, 2021

On June 29-30, 2021, the Center for Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology, and Research (CEDEER) at ADAI held its second annual two-day Transforming Our Communities event, bringing participants from around the state together to hear from people with lived experience about barriers and successes in accessing compassionate and effective services, hear trends in statewide data, discuss how to decrease stigma and increase compassion when serving people who use drugs, and identify innovations and opportunities for transformations.

Day One, June 29

Watch the recording (2 hr, 30 min) | Download drug trends slides

Day Two, June 30

Topic Tracks (each approx 2 hours)

Harm reduction approaches for people who use stimulants

The role of housing and housing support services

Reducing stigma and increasing compassion

Youth, young adults, and fentanyl | Download slides

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Call to Action, Wrap-Up, Next Steps

After the topic sessions, participants reconvened as a group to listen to highlights from day two tracks; document challenges, innovations, and transformations; and improve how we work with and serve people who use drugs.

Watch the recording (46 min)

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