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Symposium on Opioid Addiction

Join Rutgers School of Social Work for a symposium on opioid addiction featuring keynote speaker, Dr. João Goulão, Director General of Portugal's Intervention Service in Addictive Behaviors and Dependencies (SICAD), and distinguished panelists including nationally recognized psychologist, Stanton Peele, J.D., Ph.D., Beth Connelly, former commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services and current staff at Pew Charitable Trusts, and Dr. Kasia Malinowska, the director of the Global Drug Policy Program at the Open Society Foundations.

Dr. Goulão is regarded as one of the most prominent international figures dealing with drug decriminalization. He served as architect of Portugal's current drug policy, which has transformed Portugal's heroin and drug-related HIV/AIDS epidemic to achieving one of the lowest overdose death rates in the European Union. From 2009 to 2015, he served as chair of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction and was previously a delegate at the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

Register separately here for event parking. Please contact Karin Crimmins at with any questions.

Can't attend in person? Tune in to our Livestream of the lecture on November 2 here

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