VIDEOS FROM THE 2013 FORUM ON DRUG POLICY:
The Sustainability of U.S. Drug Policies in the United States and Abroad
This interactive panel focuses on U.S. and international drug policies in Eurasia and Portugal and the sustainability of existing policy models. The discussion is followed by a brief audience Q&A.
Laura Brookes, Policy Director, TASC Illinois
Dr. Dessa Bergen-Cico, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University, Department of Public Health
Dr. James A. Swartz, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work and author of "Substance Abuse in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide" (2012).
Public Safety Personnel and Public Health Solutions to Reduce Overdose Deaths
This interactive panel focuses on public health solutions designed to address the opioid overdose crisis and methods in which municipal, county and state stakeholders can collaborate to promote these solutions. The discussion is followed by a brief audience Q&A.
Bruce Johnson, CEO, NICASA
Maya Doe-Simkins, Public health researcher and OEND trainer
Jerry Elsner, Director, Illinois State Crime Commission
Michael Nerheim, Lake County State's Attorney
John Roberts, Retried Chicago Police Captain and co-founder of the Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization (HERO)