Senior Lawyers Division Webinar

Substance Use Disorders in Light of COVID-19

Substance misuse is a complex, multifaceted public health problem that affects individuals, families, and communities throughout the U.S.

Substance misuse is a complex, multifaceted public health problem that affects individuals, families, and communities throughout the U.S.

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This is not a CLE program. Live webinar is free; video replay is free for ABA Senior Lawyers Division members.

Description & Speakers

The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately burdening already marginalized groups, including people with substance use disorders (SUD).  Emerging evidence suggests the substance use has increased over pre-pandemic levels; at the same time, many of the barriers to appropriate, evidence-based care for SUDs have worsened, and the fragility of existing systems of care has been exposed. Our panel discusses these and other health, policy, and legal issues at the intersection of COVID-19 and SUDs.

Speakers

Elizabeth Pendo, Joseph J. Simeone Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law,  St. Louis, MO

Jennifer D. Oliva, Associate Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ

Stacey A. Tovino, Professor of Law, The University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, OK

Moderator

Kelly K. Dineen, Associate Professor of Law & Director of Health Law Programs, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Video & Handout