2013 Summit in Review
Nearly 900 people from 49 states and two other countries participated in the 2013 Rx Summit, held April 2-4, 2013, in Orlando, Florida, and focused on ways we can all Make an Impact in the fight against prescription drug abuse. Recurring themes highlighted by presenters at the Summit included: the need to provide better education about drug abuse and diversion, especially for prescribers; greater use and seamless integration of state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs; identifying and sharing best-practice solutions; openly admitting problems to facilitate provision of effective treatment and recovery programs; and adequately treating pain without over-prescribing narcotics that lack abuse-deterrent formulations. Read article about the 2013 Summit.
- For PowerPoint presentations and audio from the breakout sessions click here.
- View photos from the 2013 Rx Summit.
The Summit is the largest national collaboration of professionals from local, state and federal agencies, business, academia, clinicians, treatment providers, counselors, educators, state and national leaders, and advocates impacted by Rx drug abuse. Through this type of collaboration, your work can be more impactful in bringing solutions to this issue that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared a public health crisis in 2012.
The 2014 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit will be held April 22-24, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. For more information, visit the event page here.
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National Advisory Board
Members of the Summit’s National Advisory Board guided program development and conference offerings. Once again, the Summit partnered with Inquisit, to identify, design and deliver cutting-edge Continuing Education programs for conference attendees.
Operation UNITE (Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment and Education, Inc.) was created in 2003 by Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers to rid communities of illegal drug use through a comprehensive approach that includes educating youth and the public, coordinating substance abuse treatment, and providing support for families and friends of substance abusers. UNITE serves a 32-county region in southern and eastern Kentucky.