Webinar: Applying prevention science to quell the opioid crisis
A Northwest PTTC webinar.
Although the rate of opioid addiction has risen recently at an alarming rate, many misconceptions have compromised our ability to respond effectively. While trying to respond to this crisis, the public health community has neglected to consider findings from the field of prevention science about addiction and the causal influences that are addressable early in life. This webinar will discuss the research on pathways to addiction and evidence-based practices that address them. It will also offer eight recommendations for the federal government, states, and communities to consider to ensure that our investments in addressing this crisis achieve the greatest return on our dollars.
- Diana F. Fishbein, Ph.D. - Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the Director of the Program of Translational Research on Adversity and Neurodevelopment at Penn State University.