Tuesday, April 17, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
This presentation will review the 2016 Surgeon General’s Report, “Facing Addiction in America.” This seminal report serves as a key document outlining critical issues associated with addiction health and addiction health services research. At a time when the US is experiencing an opioid misuse epidemic, marijuana use continues to be the most commonly used illegal drug. Fortunately, the Surgeon General’s report functions as a visionary template for change to help inform policy makers, researchers, health care professionals and the general public about the need for a full continuum of services for substance use disorders. The approach taken within the SG Report can help promote a better understanding of cannabis science, public policy and public knowledge.