Emerging Challenges in the Addiction Field

Tuesday, July 16th
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: 
Grapevine C
Description: 

This participatory session will consist of discussions on three emerging challenges: child addiction (i.e., infancy to 8 years old), fentanyl and fentanyl derivatives, and new toxic adulterants added to drugs of abuse. This session will identify the major toxic adulterants appearing in heroin and cocaine, explain the health-related effects of individual toxic adulterants, and identify the primary health threats to drug-using children. The session will also focus on the roles of fentanyl and toxic adulterants in the opioid and stimulant epidemics.

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

1. Identify the major toxic adulterants appearing in heroin and cocaine
2. Explain the health-related effects of individual toxic adulterants
3. Identify the primary health threats to drug-using children
4. Understand the distinct roles of the fentanyls and toxic adulterants in the opioid and stimulant epidemics

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18th Annual Mid-Year Training Institute

Presenters

Thom Browne Jr
CEO
Colombo Plan Secretariat