Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Children's Trust Fund
Opioid Prevention Summit
Ross Bridge Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center
July 7, 2022
As a grantee of the Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention/Children’s Trust Fund,
Fowler Davis 4 Change is working on an Opioid Prevention Campaign. As you can see from the below Agenda, Nic Sheff, Author, Recovering Addict and Subject of the movie Beautiful Boy will be the keynote speaker.
Research shows that ninety percent of those who have a substance use disorder started using drugs or alcohol before the age of 18. The earlier someone starts using substances, the greater their chances are of developing a substance use disorder. Prevention efforts are the first line of defense against risky or harmful substance abuse.
In Alabama, the opioid crisis is a public health and economic crisis that is eroding the quality of life for residents. Minors and adults are dying, and families are being devastated. This epidemic discriminates against no one. It affects all demographics, and every sector of our economy is affected within urban settings to isolated rural communities. A large part of the youth and teen population is struggling with opioid use. Now, more than ever, it is important to educate Alabama youth, teens, and parents on how one becomes addicted to opioids, how to prevent becoming addicted, and what resources are available for help.
10:00 am Welcome and Announcements
Steve Marshall, Attorney General, State of Alabama
Anita Archie, Board Chair, Children’s Trust Fund
Sallye Longshore, Director, Children’s Trust Fund
10:20 am Keynote Presentation
Nic Sheff, Author, Recovering Addict and Subject of Beautiful Boy
11:20 am Q & A with Keynote Speaker
11:45 am Book Signing by Nic Sheff
12:00 noon Lunch
12:30-1:15 pm Fowler Davis 4 Change - Media and Public Relations Campaign Overview
Jeff Davis, Fowler Davis 4 Change
1:15-2:30 pm In the Midst of An Overdose and Addiction Crisis, Some Thoughts About…Prevention!
Stephen Taylor, MD, MPH, DFASAM