2017 The Face of the Person with an Addiction

"Exploring Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations:
The Face of the Person with an Addiction"

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Media Coverage of the Event

This year's Symposium was a huge success and several local media outlets were in attendance. See their articles/videos at these links:

Catholic Health World - In fight against addiction, Pennsylvania opens doors to those seeking recovery

County's top doc: Opioid emergency making officials "desperate"

Opioid crisis: Drugs increasingly ravaging communities across Allegheny County

KDKA-TV story, featuring interview with Carmen Capozzi

Prosecutor-turned-addict-turned-bank robber speaks at Duquesne

Program Agenda

View the Program Agenda

Articles on Addiction

National Academy Opioid Study

Allegheny County Drug Overdose Deaths Surge to 613 in 2016, Breaking Record

In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime

The Surgeon General's Report

The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Executive Summary Only

Keynote Speakers

Peggy Compton

Peggy Compton, RN, PhD, FAAN
Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Health
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Read Dr. Compton's Bio

Dr. Karen Hacker

Karen Hacker, MD, MPH
Allegheny County Health Department

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Mary Fleming

Mary Fleming, MS
Associate Administrator for Women's Services
Chief, National Policy Liaison Branch
Division of Regional and National Policy/OPPI
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Read Mary Fleming's Bio

Andrew McKenna

Andrew McKenna
Author of Sheer Madness: From Federal Prosecutor to Federal Prisoner

Read Andrew McKenna's Bio