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Exploring the Intersection of Opioids, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Suicide

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
11:00 AM
12:15 PM
National Harbor 12-13


The opioid crisis is integrally linked to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and suicide. This session will explore that connection and how addressing risk factors for one can have a positive impact on prevention of the others.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1) Describe the connection between opioid and other substance misuse, adverse childhood experiences, and suicide.
2) Understand how addressing and treating the symptoms of ACEs early can prevent exposure in new generations and reduce the number of people at further risk for substance use and suicide both.
3) Demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based strategies for prevention of ACEs and suicide. And awareness of available CDC tools and resources. 

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


Dr. Deb Houry
Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention