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Join King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn, substance use experts, and other leaders on April 14th, from 10 AM - 3 PM for the King County Conference on Addiction Disorders: A Closer Look at Substance Use in a Time of Need.

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An Update on Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) & Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) – What is King County Working On? 
Presented by: Councilmember Reagan Dunn, Leo Flor, Director of King County Department of Community and Human Services, and Heather Venegas, Director of the King County Recovery Coalition 


SESSION 1: Substance Use Disorder During COVID-19 
Presented by Brad Finegood, Strategic Advisor for Public Health and Kelli Nomura, Division Director for DCHS/Behavioral Health and Recovery Division


SESSION 2: The Science Behind Addiction  
Presented by Dr. Caleb Banta-Green, Principal Research Scientist- Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine at University of Washington 


A Special Performance by Lucia Flores-Wiseman


SESSION 3: Addressing the Stigmatization of Addiction 
Presented by Sharon Fenton, Director of Outpatient Services at Northpoint The Evergreen


SESSION 4: The Trauma Effect 
The Opioid Epidemic – Presented by Lisa Rudduck, Director of the Addiction Studies Program at Antioch University
Fentanyl Use Among Young People – Presented by Brad Finegood, Strategic Advisor for Public Health
The Correlation Between Substance Use and Human Trafficking Victims – Phil Martin, Outreach Coordinator at Pacific NW Adult Teen Challenge 


SESSION 5: Stories of Hope
Personal stories from victims of substance use disorder and how they recovered and overcame. Presented by Dane Cheatley, Carolyn Busch, and Erica Barnett