Drug overdose is a nationwide epidemic that claims the lives of over 52,000 Americans every year. Opioids, both prescription painkillers and illegal drugs such as heroin and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, are responsible for most of these deaths – over 33,000 in 2015 alone. Changes to law and policy could dramatically decrease the number of Americans who needlessly die every year from drug overdose, as well as those who suffer related disability, trauma and discrimination. Join us for an overview of what states are currently doing to address the epidemic, along with a discussion of those laws and policies that might better equip them to confront this growing public health crisis.
Some attendees may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states; ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.