The People's Opioid Summit

The People’s Opioid Summit – A real-time gathering of the people, by the people, and for the people addicted to opioids and their loved ones 

October 6 – 8, 2022 – Virtual and in Raleigh, NC

Has your life or the life of a loved one been torn apart by opioid addiction? Come out of the shadows and join caring experts and people that have lived with the stigma for a day of loving acceptance and support, all from the comfort of your home.

• Hear from people who can help make sense of what you are going through.
• Learn about the resources available to you right in your community.
• Talk to people who have been through the same nightmare.
• Get answers to your most pressing and urgent problems.
• Get the resources you need.

The People’s Opioid Summit –Bringing Together Innovative Providers and Those in Need

American Institute of Healthcare and Fitness LogoThe Presenting Partner of The People’s Opioid Summit is the American Institute of Healthcare & Fitness® (AIHF). This revolutionary facility brings together health and wellness providers who can meet many of the needs of those suffering from opioid use disorder and their loved ones. With tenants able to provide counseling, alternative medicine, and pain management, as well as general health practices for dentistry, chiropractic, and more, we invite you to learn more about AIHF and other sponsors!

The People’s Opioid Summit – a judgment-free zone full of information. resources and people who can help.

We understand that when dealing with opioid addiction, you have many needs. At The People’s Opioid Summit, we will have representatives from a variety of service groups who share our goal of welcoming you and helping you. We have people from:

• The Legal community
• North Carolina state government
• Insurance providers
• Emergency departments
• Police department
• Community Support Groups
• Medical and health experts
• Mental health programs
• Residential and long-term programs

This is truly a people’s summit, designed to get information and solutions into the hands of everyday citizens affected most by this crisis. We envision bringing this expertise to YOU the individuals, families, and professional communities that need it most.

The People’s Opioid Summit – your place for love, comfort, and answers.

Whether you’re primarily seeking support as you battle opioid addiction for yourself or on behalf of a loved one, or you’re seeking tactical, practical solutions, The People’s Opioid Summit is here for you. In addition to the presentations and vendor information during the live events, the purchase of a ticket will provide you access to the resources on this website, recordings of presentations, vendor and sponsor information, and much more, long after the day of the summit.

If you have any questions regarding The People’s Opioid Summit or would like to get involved, please visit the dedicated website, or contact us.

THE 2022 PEOPLE’S OPIOID SUMMIT SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Hosted by Shane Willis of the Carolina Hurricanes

TIME

SPEAKER TOPIC DURATION

ORGANIZATION

6:00 PM Marilyn Shannon Welcome 15 minutes PRISM
6:15 PM Shelly Weizman & Regina LaBelle The Current State of the Overdose Crisis and Opportunities for Reform 45 minutes O’Neill Institute at Georgetown Law Center
7:00 PM Jennifer L. Maneely Empowering Families 30 minutes The Yana Connection
7:30 PM
Danette Ingram, Phyllis Bryant & Kelley Blas
JoCo Angels – Activating and Educating Your Community 
30 minutes JoCo Angels
8:00 PM Nina Boski Inspiration from Marilyn Monroe: How can you take your life from Tragedy to Triumph? 30 minutes LifeBites Global
8:30 PM Marilyn Shannon Speaking & Wrapping Up 30 minutes PRISM

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 | 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

TIME

SPEAKER TOPIC DURATION

ORGANIZATION

9:00 AM Marilyn Shannon Welcome 15 minutes PRISM
9:15 AM Josh Stein An Update on North Carolina’s Efforts to Address Opioid Epidemic 15 minutes NC Attorney General
9:30 AM Kim Ulmet Silent No More 90 minutes US Attorney’s Office
11:00 AM Arun Gupta The Preventable Epidemic 45 minutes Arun Gupta, MD
11:45 AM LUNCH LUNCH 45 minutes LUNCH
12:30 PM NC Senator Jim Burgin 15 minutes
12:45 PM Eric Morse & Josh Dittmer MOUD 101 and MOUD vs. Abstinence-Based Treatment 90 minutes Carolina Performance
2:15 PM Aaron Konopasky Legal Protection for Workers 45 minutes Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
3:00 PM Stacy Smith Motivational Interviewing 60 minutes UNC Institute for Best Practices
4:00 PM Sharon Sandstrom, Randy Abbott, Freida MacDonald Personal Stories & Know Hope 75 minutes Know Hope North Carolina, NCAPDA
5:15 PM Marilyn Shannon Wrapping Up 15 minutes PRISM

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

TIME

SPEAKER TOPIC DURATION

ORGANIZATION

9:00 AM Marilyn Shannon Welcome 15 minutes PRISM
9:15 AM Justin Garrity & Nicole Singletary Building an effective PORT Team 60 minutes Healing Transitions
10:15 AM Ashley Lung & Kat Sullivan Hope for the Hopeless – Life before & after recovery 45 minutes Sunrise Community for Recovery & Wellness
11:00 AM Elisha McLawhorn & Laura Lindsay TROSA (Building Recovery Capital) 45 minutes TROSA
11:45 AM LUNCH LUNCH 30 minutes LUNCH
12:15 PM Kristina Canfield Impact & Importance of Collegiate Recovery 60 minutes Association of Recovery in Higher Education
1:15 PM Ashley Schreiber & Tammy Shatley Successfully Rebuilt Lives 90 minutes Freedom Fighting Missionaries & Healing Transitions
2:45 PM Marilyn Shannon Wrapping Up 15 minutes PRISM

 

The People’s Opioid Summit – A real-time, virtual gathering of the people, by the people, and for the people addicted to opioids and their loved ones 

Annual Event happening in October

Has your life or the life of a loved one been torn apart by opioid addiction? Come out of the shadows and join caring experts and people that have lived with the stigma for a day of loving acceptance and support, all from the comfort of your home.

• Hear from people who can help make sense of what you are going through.
• Learn about the resources available to you right in your community.
• Talk to people who have been through the same nightmare.
• Get answers to your most pressing and urgent problems.
• Get the resources you need.

The People’s Opioid Summit –Bringing Together Innovative Providers and Those in Need

The Presenting Partner of The People’s Opioid Summit is the American Institute of Healthcare & Fitness® (AIHF). This revolutionary facility brings together health and wellness providers who can meet many of the needs of those suffering from opioid use disorder and their loved ones. With tenants able to provide counseling, alternative medicine, and pain management, as well as general health practices for dentistry, chiropractic, and more, we invite you to learn more about AIHF and other sponsors!

The People’s Opioid Summit – a judgment-free zone full of information. resources and people who can help.

We understand that when dealing with opioid addiction, you have many needs. At The People’s Opioid Summit, we will have representatives from a variety of service groups who share our goal of welcoming you and helping you. We have people from:

• The Legal community
• North Carolina state government
• Insurance providers
• Emergency departments
• Police department
• Community Support Groups
• Medical and health experts
• Mental health programs
• Residential and long-term programs

This is truly a people’s summit, designed to get information and solutions into the hands of everyday citizens affected most by this crisis. We envision bringing this expertise to YOU the individuals, families, and professional communities that need it most.

The People’s Opioid Summit – your place for love, comfort, and answers.

Whether you’re primarily seeking support as you battle opioid addiction for yourself or on behalf of a loved one, or you’re seeking tactical, practical solutions, The People’s Opioid Summit is here for you. In addition to the presentations and vendor information during the live events, the purchase of a ticket will provide you access to the resources on this website, recordings of presentations, vendor and sponsor information, and much more, long after the day of the summit.

If you have any questions regarding The People’s Opioid Summit or would like to get involved, please visit the dedicated website, or contact us.