Around 14,000 cocaine users & 10,000 meth users died in the US in 2017, an increase of over a third compared to 2016 & triple the number of deaths in 2012
“Stimulant deaths are now on a par with the opioid depressant heroin, which was involved in 15,000 overdose deaths in 2017,” putting America in the midst of an unprecedented upsurge in the misuse of illicit and prescription stimulants, so far more action needs to be taken. To that end, the leading educational and healthcare events organizer, HMP, which produces the yearly Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, has just published details of its its much anticipated 2019 Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit.
The event will take place in Miami, Florida, between November 8th and 10th. It offers a first-class agenda which includes well known speakers from across the country, all of whom are experts in this form of addiction. This HMP meeting is the sole educational event which offers public safety, law enforcement and clinical professionals, the necessary practical solutions and strategies to help deal with America’s critical stimulant crisis.
The summit will get off to a flying start on Friday, November 8, with a keynote address from John L. Eadie, MPA, a well known coordinator with the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s National Emerging Threats Initiative, who boasts over 44 years in the files of public health. He will present: “the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Initiative’s (HIDTA) latest findings to be used by clinicians, law enforcement, and public safety personnel to design appropriate interdiction, prevention, and treatment programs”.
Another revered speaker on the list, is Sheriff Mark Lamb, from Arizona, who heads: “initiatives to address the stimulant crisis by developing relationships with mental and behavioral health providers throughout the county. In addition, the Sheriff’s office works with federal partners to combat human and drug trafficking in Pinal County. Sheriff Lamb has appeared on A&E Network’s Live PD and 60 Days”.
The Need for a Multifaceted Approach
The director of HMP’s Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network,
Doug Edwards, stated: “Addressing the dangers of stimulant addiction requires a multifaceted approach. The perspectives gathered from various professional fields at the stimulant summit are crucial to identifying the evidence-based strategies we need for effective treatment and prevention. Having the participation of industry leaders like John Eadie and Sheriff Lamb, is testament to the severity of this issue”.
A great new addition to this year’s event, is the multiple track option. This means that visitors now have a choice of clinical, safety or law enforcement tracks, all of which are specifically geared for the individuals involved in battling this pandemic.
HMP stages clinically important, evidence-backed content and medical education events for the global health care community. Its brands incorporate: The EMS World Expo, The Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, Psych Congress, Consultant360, and more.