Learn about regional approaches to the opioid crisis, Nov. 16-17

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

Learn about regional approaches to the opioid crisis at the Nov. 16-17 program "Drug Courts: Where Justice and Treatment Meet Regional Approaches to Tackling The Opioid Crisis" at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Road West, Route 20 WEST, Marlborough.

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss what is different about this crisis from the ongoing heroin epidemic New England has experienced such as prescription drugs, fentanyl, etc.
  • Discuss strategies and programs from each state and regionally that are working to address different aspects of this crisis
  • Engage with the medical community
  • Engage with other disciplines -- law enforcement and community groups
  • Discuss, understand and apply evidence-based practice and tools for introductory and advanced drug court operations in order to have improved outcomes for success (reduction in substance abuse, less recidivism, more graduations, jobs...)
  • Increase networking opportunities
  • Promote peer and expert exchange and support new and existing drug courts