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Opioid Response Network Convenes on Opioid Epidemic and National Public Health Priorities

July 7, 2023


Providence, RI – July 7, 2023 – The Opioid Response Network (ORN), a coalition of national organizations led by the Rhode Island-based American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), hosted 150 public health leaders for a summit in Providence, RI from May 16–18, 2023. The hallmark event showcased best practices and advances made in the prevention, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction of opioid and stimulant use disorders. It also highlighted innovations and emerging topics in the substance use field. Representatives from the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison presented data highlighting trends in the region and in-demand resources individuals working in the field need to support them as they address the crisis locally. 


Read the full press release to learn more about the featured topics, guest speakers, panel discussions, plans for the future, and much more! 


ORN Summit Group Photo, May 2023

Opioid Response Network collaborators donated toiletries, socks, blankets, first aid kits, and more to Rhode Island’s CODAC Behavioral Healthcare Mobile Unit treatment facility. This effort was enhanced significantly through a large donation from Rhode Island-based retailer, Ocean State Job Lot


ORN Post-event Press Release for 2023 Summit
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