Monday, April 30, 2018 at 8:00 AM CDT
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM CDT

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Destin-Miramar Beach 
570 Scenic Gulf Drive
Destin, FL 32550
Driving Directions 

Special Room Rates
Click here to book using a discounted room rate of $156 for Sunday or Monday night. 
or you can call Embassy Suites at 800-701-0767 and reference the North Florida Opioid Summit to get the discounted rates. There are also discounted rates available for Friday and Saturday in case you want to come in early and enjoy the beach. 


Amy Ronshausen 
Drug Free America Foundation 

Participants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify Amy Ronshausen at aronshausen@daf.org  Notification must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.


No refunds will be issued after April 20, 2018. 


Northwest Florida Regional
Opioid Drug Summit. 

Join us in Walton County, Florida for one and one-half days of training provided by national experts and local leaders.  
Network with professionals and community members from across north Florida who are concerned about the current opioid crisis. 

Register Now!

$25 registration covers, breakfast and lunch on day one and breakfast on day two. All attendee will be provided a completion certification and CEUs for prevention certification, substance abuse, mental health & marriage counseling. 

Summit Topics:

  • The Opioid Epidemic: State and Federal Perspective - Amy Ronshausen, Deputy Director, Drug Free America Foundation, Inc.      
  • The Science of Addiction- Jason Hunt, M.D., University of Florida Health Florida Recovery Center          
  • Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: The Neonatal Perspective- Faye Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition 
  • RX Abuse: Scope of the Problem - Trending towards Heroin and Rise in the Use of Fentanyl Analogs & DIY Substances - Lisa McElhaney, President, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI)             
  • Changing the Conversation: The Role of Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Communities in a time of National Crisis- Carlton Hall, M.H.S., Carlton Hall Consulting LLC
  • Understanding the Big Picture: The Societal Costs of Substance Abuse- Kathleen Roberts, Executive Director, Community Coalition Alliance.
  • Overdose Recovery and Prevention: Naloxone and Medication Assisted Treatment Modalitiess- Denise A. Barter, CRPh, MBA, Consultant Pharmacist,
  • Identifying Next Steps: How Can We Make A Difference?-  
  • Regional Resources- Stephanie "Tia" Schjott, LMHC, VP of Clinical Services, Chautauqua Healthcare Services