In the Trenches for Meaningful Drug Policy Change

Mar 13, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: In the Trenches for Meaningful Drug Policy Change, Mar 13, 2023

Tackling addiction through policy is tricky. It calls for nuanced insight on multiple issues. Whether it be combatting the overdose epidemic with harm reduction and other strategies, removing access barriers to evidence-based treatment, or influencing reimbursement decisions for promising new therapies, people’s lives are hanging in the balance. Rarely are we afforded government officers who are in the trenches of addiction, whether through first-hand experiences or work that focuses on addressing substance use. Join us in this panel discussion, where our four speakers will touch on how their experiences in-field shape their policy perspectives, new initiatives afoot, and where change is needed.

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Kathryn Burgum

North Dakota

Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health

Yuri Maricich

Pear Therapeutics

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