The People's Opioid Summit
October 9, 2020 | Nationwide
A gathering of the people, by the people, and for the people affected by opioid addiction.
In light of COVID-19 Regulations, the People’s Opioid Summit will take place as a virtual, nationwide event.
Has your life or that of a family member been torn apart by opioid addiction?
Have you been struggling to find solutions to help and care for someone suffering from Opioid Use Disorder?
Do you feel alone?
Are you looking for help and resources to reclaim your life?
Come out of the shadows and join us for a day of loving acceptance and support.
- 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.
If you plan to bring a friend or family member, you can also save with our 2 person package.
Speakers & Presentation Leaders
You have questions about how to handle Opioid addiction. Hear from Physicians, Authors, Athletes, and more about the impact of Opioid Use Disorder throughout our communities. You'll also hear stories like yours and be exposed to experts and organizations with answers and solutions.
Steven MangeKeynote Speaker - An update on efforts to address the opioid epidemic in North Carolina
Senior Policy & Strategy Council Director at the North Carolina Department of Justice
Shane WillisFeatured Speaker - An Athlete's Outlook: The Pressure To Perform
Manager of Youth & Amateur Hockey at Carolina Hurricanes
Dr. Jamila BattleSpeaker - How Adverse Childhood Experience Affects Substance Abuse and Recovery
Carolina Performance - Family/Sleep/Addiction Medicine Physician
Jesse Bennett, MSW, LCASFeatured Speaker - How to Respect an Addict
NC Harm Reduction Coalition - Harm Reduction Programs Manager
Joshua Dittmer, MDSpeaker - Addressing the Trauma Beneath Addiction
Carolina Performance - Addiction & General Psychiatrist
Nora HendersonSpeaker - Neurofeedback & Holistic Opioid Addiction Help
Brain Fitness Specialists of America - Director of Operations
Michael Lewis - CFA, MBAFeatured Speaker - Bridging the Gap Between Sober Life and Sober Living
CFA, MBA - Founder Tutor Financial Advisors, LLC
Dr. Eric MorseSpeaker - Recognizing Opioid Use in a Friend or Family Member
Carolina Performance - Addiction & Sports Psychiatrist
Gina Musa, NCCPSS, CARCSpeaker - My Story of Addiction - From Sex Work to Fulfilling Recovery
UNC IPRC - Rural Outreach & Networking Coordinator - Peer to Peer Project
Dr. Monique SantoroSpeaker - Chinese Medicine & The Opioid Epidemic
Center for Chiropractic & Wellness - LAc
Marilyn ShannonPresentation Leader - Panel Discussion
Carolina Performance - Speaker, Author, Life/Business Coach
The People’s Opioid Summit Coronavirus Considerations
While we are in the midst of a pandemic, we cannot ignore the impact of other public health crises such as opioid addiction. Our organizing team considered postponing the People’s Opioid Summit event in order to have it in-person at a later date. However, with the numbers of opioid-related deaths rising even more dramatically, we felt that we could not wait. As a result, we are working diligently to transition our event to one that can be participated in virtually. In addition to our exceptional lineup of speakers and presenters, we will still provide all of the information, support, and resources we had envisioned having at our on-site event. We strongly encourage your participation and consider inviting loved ones to join you in this new environment. If you have any questions about the capabilities and processes of this revised event, please contact us.