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Alcohol and Opioids - A Deadly Combination

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
11:00 AM
12:15 PM
Chesapeake 4-6


Alcohol use, including binge drinking and alcohol-related emergency department visits, are increasing in the United States, particularly among women and older drinkers. Alcohol by itself can lead to overdose deaths and contributes to possible injuries and diseases. Alcohol combined with opioids significantly increases the risk of death. We will examine recent changes in alcohol consumption and the explore the harm caused by combining alcohol and opioids.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1) Understand recent changes in alcohol consumption trends.

2) Explore the harm caused by combining alcohol and opioids.

3) Understand why women and older drinkers are visiting emergency rooms more often for alcohol-related problems.

30th Annual National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA's 16th Prevention Day


Dr. Aaron White
Senior Scientific Advisor to the NIAAA Director