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Addiction Policy & Practice Summer Program


June 10
June 12
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Hosted by the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Georgetown University. The Addiction Policy & Practice Summer Program brings together leading practitioners, policymakers, advocates, journalists, and academics to explore various aspects of drug law and policy. Speakers will set the stage for an examination of a range of topics, from adverse childhood experiences and substance use disorders, to international development and supply reduction strategies.

Participants will learn from practitioners and academics to develop a foundation for better, more effective, and evidence-based drug policy. Topics covered will include:


  • Evolving Approaches to Preventing Substance Use Disorder in the U.S.
  • International Approaches to Drug Policy, including Legalization & Commercialization
  • International Development & Supply Reduction Efforts

Treating Addiction & Promoting Recovery

  • Treatment Modalities & Measuring Outcomes
  • Ethics & U.S. Approaches to Addiction Treatment
  • Criminal Law & Addiction
  • Funding Addiction Treatment & Recovery Supports
  • Racial, Gender, and Equity in Addiction Treatment and Recovery

Future of Addiction and the Law

  • Litigation & Addiction Treatment & Harm Reduction Services
  • Toward a New Approach to Addiction in the U.S.

A more detailed agenda and registration to follow in February.

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