Wellbeing Wednesdays- American Tragedy: Dopesick Author Beth Macy on the Opioid Crisis, Overdose Deaths and What’s Next

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing

The number of people in America who died from a drug overdose in 2021 was more than six times the number in 1999, with more than 75% of those deaths involving an opioid, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). How did we get here? What’s next?
 
Find out on Dec. 13 (2-3 p.m. ET) during American Tragedy: Dopesick Author Beth Macy on the Opioid Crisis, Overdose Deaths and What’s Next, our 13th Wellbeing Wednesdays episode featuring New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Beth Macy.
 
Macy is renowned for documenting the epidemic — from the flood of prescription drugs that fueled addiction and overdose deaths to failed drug policies. Her books include “Raising Lazarus” and “Dopesick,” which was made into a Peabody- and Emmy-winning Hulu series.
 
National Council President and CEO Chuck Ingoglia will sit down with the author to discuss the future of the opioid crisis, overdose deaths and harm reduction, as well as the important work of peer support specialists who battle stigma and local laws to help people who use drugs.

Join us on December 13 for the next episode in our Wellbeing Wednesdays virtual learning series, where the best minds in health care share their thoughts on current issues:

  • Beth MacyNew York Times bestselling author of Dopesick and Raising Lazarus
  • Chuck Ingoglia, President and CEO, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

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Event Details

Date:
December 13, 2023
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
no costs