About the People's Opioid Summit

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

October 6-8, 2022

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 Physical home and 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! This year, we are so thrilled to be able to offer limited in-person attendance at our wonderful AIHF facility.

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 on October 6-8th, purchase of your 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 contact us.



This year, we want to make sure that anyone who needs the resources, answers, and support that The People’s Opioid Summit offers are able to access it. With this in mind, we have adopted a ‘pay what you can’ model for tickets.

Please check out our ticketing page to learn more and purchase your tickets for the 2022 People’s Opioid Summit!

Summit Hosting Platform

The People’s Opioid Summit is very proud and excited to take place as a virtual event this year through the innovative online event platform, hopin. This decision was made with the goal of providing the best possible experience for attendees, vendors, sponsors, and speakers. With distinct areas for the main stage, vendor booths, breakout rooms, and more, all participants should be able to easily navigate to their desired presentations throughout the day. There will also be many opportunities for attendees to interact with each other, our vendors, sponsors, speakers, and more. As more specific information is available, we will send updates to registered attendees. If you have not registered for the event, you may do so here.

If you have any questions about the summit or the logistics of its virtual nature, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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The Impact of Opioids

Far too many lives have been destroyed by opioids.

NC Deaths Caused by Opioids 1999-2017


US Opioid Deaths 1999 - 2019

In light of COVID-19 Regulations, the People’s Opioid Summit will take place as a virtual, nationwide event.