Mental health, health, and criminal justice professionals from across Southern Nevada will come together for a daylong summit to discuss ways to work together to tackle the growing issue of substance use and addictions in the valley.
Friday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
UNLV Student Union Ballroom
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas 89154
Nevada has the second highest rate of substance abuse disorders in the nation, but the lowest number of professionals – just 11 for every 1,000 residents – to treat people suffering with these disorders. Since 2008, more Clark County residents have died each year from opioid overdoses than from incidents with firearms or traffic accidents.
The inaugural Southern Nevada Substance Use & Behavioral Health Summit will bring professionals and students to the table to learn about current efforts and available resources, to form interagency collaborations, and to spark new ideas to address this critical public health issue.
Learn more about the summit – including a full schedule of sessions and speakers – or watch the live stream at snadtp.org/summit
The event is sponsored by The UNLV Lincy Institute’s Southern Nevada Addictive Disorders Training Project in partnership with Nevada HIDTA, the Nevada Statewide Coalition Partnership, PACT Coalition, the Southern Nevada Health District, and the Huntridge Family Clinic.
Planning partners include WestCare, Bridge Counseling Associates, the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, Nyla Christian Life Inspired, and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Public registration for the event is closed. Media planning to attend are asked to RSVP to the UNLV Office of Media Relations at (702) 895-3102 or email@example.com