Prescription Drug Abuse Summit
The Attorney General's Office, in partnership with other agencies, hosted the third annual Prescription Drug Abuse Summit on September 10th at the Statehouse Convention Center.
The goal of the annual summit is to help reduce the number of deaths and addiction caused by prescription drug misuse and abuse, by raising public awareness of the epidemic through partnerships with educational, medical, prevention and treatment entities. The summit brought together civic and community leaders, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, school resource officers, educators and law enforcement to work toward ending prescription drug abuse and misuse.
The Prescription Drug Abuse Summit was provided free to participants as a public service. There was a Prescription Drug Abuse Summit Kick-Off event co-sponsored by the Delta Regional Authority on September 9th at the Ron Robinson Theater featuring "The Hungry Heart," a documentary film on prescription drug addiction and recovery.
2014 Prescription Drug Abuse Agenda
Prescription Drug Abuse Summit Kick-Off: September 9th, Ron Robinson Theater
Parents as Interventionists: Dr. Ken Winters, director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research
Opiate Nation: Dr. Stephen Lloyd, East Tenn. State University
Available Resources in Arkansas?
The Partnership of Law Enforcement and Public Health: Patrick Glynn, commander of the narcotics unit, Quincy Mass.
|6:00 p.m.||Seating begins for “The Hungry Heart” documentary|
|6:30 p.m.||Film begins|
|8:00 p.m.||Q and A with “Hungry Heart” Director Bess O’Brien|
2014 Prescription Drug Abuse Summit: September 10th, Statehouse Convention Center
Opening Remarks: Steve Varady, State Drug Director
The Face Behind The Facts: When Prescription Drugs Get Personal
Summit Breakout Track Session 1
What to Expect in a Residential Treatment Facility
Criminal Justice Track
Current Pharmaceutical Abuse and Diversion Trends
Community Response to Prescription Drug Abuse:
|11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.||
Welcome: Dustin McDaniel, Arkansas Attorney General
Keynote Presentation: Jim Hood, Mississippi Attorney General, president of the National Association of Attorneys General
This is Your Brain on Adolescence
Summit Breakout Track Session 2
Appropriate Pain Treatment Considerations with and without Drugs of Abuse
Criminal Justice Track
Inside the Mind of the Drug User
Rx Abuse and the Importance of Local Conditions: Digging Deeper
Closing Remarks: Steve Varady, State Drug Director