The opioid crisis and COVID-19 pandemic are intersecting with each other and presenting new challenges for families, communities, and businesses.
Over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to the CDC.
In Georgia, opioid overdose deaths rose 36 percent in 2020.
Join us for a series of conversations to arm business owners with the tools and resources they need to respond to the opioid crisis in their community and workplace. We’ll discuss how the combined health and economic crises linked to the coronavirus are creating new challenges for employers and employees already struggling with the opioid epidemic and share best practices to shape a proactive and informed response.
- Judy Fitzgerald, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
- Dana McCrary, Director of Recovery and Transformation, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
- Cassandra Price, Director of the Office of Addictive Diseases, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
- Kathleen Toomey, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Public Health
- DJ Scream, 105.3 The Beat