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The Intersection of Two Pandemics: COVID-19 and Addiction
July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm PDT
Individuals who suffer from addiction may be especially vulnerable to serious complications if they contract COVD-19. Furthermore, the pandemic has caused unprecedented levels of stress and other life disruptions, which may exacerbate substance use disorders and interfere with individuals’ recovery. Policymakers are addressing barriers to care that individuals with substance use disorder are facing through innovative and flexible healthcare practices and other services. Join the 16th Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett P. Giroir, MD, USC Schaeffer Center Senior Fellow Dr. Rosalie Liccardo Pacula and USC Institute for Addiction Science Director Dr. Adam Leventhal for a discussion about how public health officials can mitigate the devastating effects of two intertwined pandemics—COVID-19 and addiction.
ADM Giroir, MD’s office oversees many of the nation’s key public health offices and programs, including the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and Office of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. ADM Giroir, MD holds an advisory role for the Secretary for Opioid Policy and is a senior adviser for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Following a moderated discussion, the panelists will accept questions from the audience. Questions can be submitted through the Zoom Q&A feature at any time during the webinar.
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