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Recorded on Friday, December 18, 2020 

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The U.S. is now facing two intersecting health crises, the ongoing opioid overdose epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, we now live in a world where science can be quickly mobilized to find solutions to mitigate the worst effects. NIDA has swiftly responded to the COVID-19 crisis by supporting research in areas of basic science, prevention, treatment, epidemiology, and implementation, particularly at the intersection with substance use disorders. This presentation will provide an update on NIDA science underway to address the opioid crisis during the COVID pandemic and the implications for practice and policy.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will examine the impact of the COVID pandemic on preventing and treating substance use disorders.
  • Participants will learn about research underway by NIDA to lessen the impact of these colliding public health problems.
  • Participants will acquire an understanding of how science can inform policy and practice related to addressing substance use disorder.

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Earn 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

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This webinar is NOT eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours or NASW CE hours.


Jack B. Stein, MSW, PhD, joined NIDA in August 2012 as the Director of the Office of Science Policy and Communications (OSPC). He has over two decades of professional experience in leading national drug and HIV-related research, practice, and policy initiatives for NIDA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) where, before coming back to NIDA, he served as the Chief of the Prevention Branch. In March 2019, Stein was appointed NIDA Chief of Staff.

Guest Panelists

Jessica Hulsey, BA
Founder of the Addiction Policy Forum


Philip Rutherford, BA
Chief Operating Officer at Faces & Voices of Recovery


Redonna Chandler, PhD
Director of the AIDS Research Program and the HEALing Communities Study at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Kurt Rasmussen, PhD
Director of the Division of Therapeutics and Medical Consequences (DTMC) at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Will M. Aklin, PhD
Director of the Behavioral Therapy Development Program at the National institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Jennifer A. Hobin, PhD
Deputy Director and Legislative Advisor in the Office of Science Policy and Communications at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. Live closed captioning is available and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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