Monday, September 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM MST
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 4:30 PM MST

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Black Canyon Conference Center 
9440 N. 25th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ

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(928) 708-0100 

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Keynote Speaker

Bertha Madras, Ph.D.

Harvard professor, research scientist, inventor,educator, writer and member of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis will present Elements of Effective Prevention, Intervention and Treatment.

Featured Speakers: 

  • Doug Coleman, Special Agent in Charge, DEA
  • Dr. Cara Christ, Director, AZ Department of Health Services
  • Maria Fuentes, Director, Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family
  • Jo McGuire, Jo McGuire Inc.
  • Shana Malone, Clinical Initiatives Project Manager, AHCCCS
  • Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney 
  • Colonel Frank Milstead, Director, AZ Department of Public Safety

Summit Topics Include:

  • Emerging Drug Threats in Arizona:  Meth, Marijuana, Synthetic Drugs, in the Midst of an Opioid Crisis
  • Arizona’s Drug Landscape – Myths, Facts and Challenges
  • The Role that Trauma Plays in Drug Use and Addiction
  • Sneak Peek of the 2018 Arizona Youth Survey
  • Impact of Substance Use on Businesses and the Workforce
  • Innovative Programs that has Arizona Leading the Way in Treating Opioid Use Disorder
  • Keeping Communities Whole through Collaborative Partnerships

Learn first-hand successes and challenges and how we can unite for solutions from government officials, treatment professionals, the medical community, school personnel, prevention experts, law enforcement, harm reduction experts and the business community.

Register Now!The AZ Drug Summit was made possible by funding from the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Partnership for Success Grant; Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area; Governor's Office of Highway Safety; US Drug Enforcement Administration; and MATFORCE. Support for the Summit was provided by the following sponsors: