Webinar: Effective Use of Innovative Technologies in Support of Recovery
This 1-hour interactive session will explore the ‘life-saving’ role of Medical Assisted Treatments (MAT), specifically outlining assistive technologies, and how they can combat overdose deaths. The content of the session has been created for those who might have limited background in addiction and recovery, as well as those more advanced in clinical/administrative knowledge. We must collaborate to finally put an end to the staggering numbers of deaths, which continue to climb every year.
The death rate from drug use continues to be a worldwide epidemic, effecting every country, with the United States at the top of the list. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately half a million (500,000) deaths worldwide, are attributable to drug misuse. Of these deaths, more than 70% are related to opioids, with more than 30% of those deaths caused by overdose. In 2021 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States top more than 100,000 annually. Opioids continue to remain the number-one drug for overdose deaths in the United States.
Innovative solutions must be applied to end this ever-growing epidemic of drug misuse deaths currently impacting the lives of individuals, families, communities, and our world.