An Overview of the Opioid Overdose Crisis and its Impact on our Communities

May 30, 2024 2:00PM - 3:30PM 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST.

Online via Zoom

Contact: Liz Williams -

Join us for an insightful webinar hosted by Michigan Substance Use Prevention, Education, and Recovery (MiSUPER). We will delve into evidence-based practices addressing opioid use prevention, treatment, and recovery. This presentation offers a comprehensive understanding of the opioid epidemic, its physiological and community impacts, and strategies for supporting individuals on their recovery journey.

Key Objectives:
- Highlighting the significance of language in discussing substance use.
- Defining opioids and exploring their effects on the human body.
- Understanding the motivations behind opioid use.
- Examining the impact of the overdose crisis on communities.
- Identifying actionable steps to mitigate the crisis and save lives.
- Painting a picture of what recovery entails.

Please note that this webinar will not be recorded live but will offer resource toolkits for attendees. Join us from 2:00 to 3:30 PM EST.


The Great Lakes ROTA-RC is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide training and technical assistance (TA) to the rural communities of Health and Human Services Region 5:  Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Collaboratively, we develop and strengthen community capacity to prevent, treat, and support recovery for opioid use disorder and other mental health and substance use disorders, using a whole family/whole community approach to provide culturally appropriate educational opportunities. For more information, please visit the Michigan Substance Use Prevention Education and Recovery (MiSUPER) website.


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