*This event has been rescheduled to Friday, December 7 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

On Wednesday, December 5, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will headline The Washington Post’s next Addiction in America event focused on “the new war on drugs.” Adams and de Blasio will discuss federal efforts to fund and implement effective treatment programs and strategies for combating the worst addiction epidemic America has ever seen.

Speakers will also discuss solutions for addressing disparities in access to treatment, and examine the impact of drugs on communities throughout the country.

This event is part of Washington Post Live’s “Addiction in America” series. This event is open to press and will be streamed on The Post’s site at wapo.st/addiction Media who wish to cover must RSVP.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Regina M.  LaBelle, Former Chief of Staff, White  House Office of National Drug Control Policy (2009-2017)
  • Traci C.  Green, PhD, Deputy Director, Injury  Prevention Research Center, Boston Medical Center
  • Alex H. Kral,  PhD, Principal Scientist, Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice  Division, RTI International
  • Tom Synan, Chief of Police, Newtown, Ohio

Event Details:

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Doors open at 2:30 PM)

The Washington Post Live Center

1301 K St NW, Washington, DC, 20071

SAS is the presenting sponsor of Addiction in America: The new War on Drugs.