About the Task Force

The Opioid Initiative Task Force was created with the goal of following up on the Opioid Summit Report and to engage the Division and ABA in discussions to counter the crisis. The Opioid Summit was held in Chicago, IL on May 4, 2018, in collaboration with representatives from 30 ABA entities and non-ABA organizations. The Opioid Summit Report’s action points and recommendations were adopted by the ABA House of Delegates in Resolution 108 during ABA Midyear in Las Vegas on January 28, 2019. The Task Force is working to continue the discussion on confronting the epidemic through programmatic and policy efforts.

Report of the Opioid Summit

The SLD's Opioid Summit was a collaborative undertaking by the Division and other ABA and non-ABA entities designed to address the growing opioid crisis in the United States. The Summit's participants helped create the resulting Opioid Summit Report, written by Dr. Mary Carter of Towson University.

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