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Join King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn, substance use experts, and other leaders on April 14th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for the King County Conference on Addiction Disorders: A Closer Look at Substance Use in a Time of Need

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Conference Schedule:

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
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: Story of Hope – Hear personal stories from victims of substance use disorder and how they recovered and overcame 

- Dane Cheatley
- Carolyn Busch
- Erica Barnett