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Let’s Talk Overdose
April 18 @ 11:00 am – 7:30 pm
Overdose-related death is currently the leading cause for adolescent mortality. As numbers from the United States are showing, our healthcare system is not prepared to care for adolescents and young adults with high risk substance use! Only a small group of overdose survivors are receiving appropriate care in North America. We need to follow the lead of other countries who provide proper and integrated youth care for substance use. Professionals and families alike agree that we need to do better.
At the 3rd annual Let’s Talk Overdose conference, we want to focus on the role of innovation in treatment and healthcare system development, and we want to discuss the entanglement of concurrent mental illness and a higher risk substance use, especially suicidality, self-harm and overdose in youth. If we don’t understand the causes that underlie overdoses , we are not able to provide effective care. Let’s be committed, let’s be impatient, it is up to us to save lives!