Working together.
Moving forward.
Ending the Crisis.
Addiction Abatement. is a collaborative initiative guided by a multidisciplinary panel of leading experts who provide, critical guidance, first-hand lived experience, innovative strategies and implementation tools to support all essential stakeholders in their efforts to end the opioid and substance use addiction crisis in the U.S.


Working together at ALL levels with ALL stakeholders who want to be part of the solution.


Moving forward with best practices and expert guidance as it is released.


Ending a crisis that has plagued individuals, families and communities long enough.


Our work is guided by an independent expert task force that provides current best practices and ongoing multidisciplinary expertise to help inform and support opioid and other substance use abatement efforts led by Federal agencies, State, local and Tribal governments, community stakeholders, and those connected to opioid lawsuits. The  National Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Strategic Advisory Panel (NSUDSAP) and its Workgroups are comprised of leading national experts, individuals with lived experience, and community change agents who are all focused on key priority areas essential to combating the substance use addiction crisis. These include: prevention, treatment, harm reduction, racial and ethnic DEI, the justice system, workplace/employment, the addiction workforce, and recovery.


Supporting Communities in their Abatement Efforts

Recent Event: Breaking the Stigma and Ending the Addiction Cycle

Critical Steps for States, Counties & Tribes

Event Focus

  • Guidance and lessons learned to support opioid/substance use abatement efforts; using evidence to guide spending.
  • Critical steps for states, counties, and tribes to develop an equitable, coordinated, and aggressive opioid response plan.
  • Current environment of opioid litigations/settlements and their impact on abatement efforts at the state and local levels.
  • How stigma affects health outcomes within communities and guidance to address the social factors contributing to those health inequities.

May 17, 2022 Georgetown University, Washington, DC

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May 17, 2022
Event Sponsors

May 17, 2022
Academic Partners


“It was a real pleasure to engage with all of you on this [Harm Reduction] panel. I was honored to be a part of the excellent event and look forward to crossing paths again.”

Denise Hien, Ph.D., ABPP (May 17th Panelist)

Vice Provost for Research – New Brunswick Chancellor-Provost’s Office

Director and Helen E. Chaney Professor, Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies

Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

“Great job today [May 17, 2022]. I learned a ton! Thanks so much for including us.”

M. Scott Faulkenberry (May 17th Attendee)

SVP / Chief Development Officer
WestCare Foundation

“Really a great event, truly a pleasure to be a part of it.”

Ryan Kaczka (May 17th Panel Moderator)


Stone Street Group

“I was honored to be a part of such a high caliber group of panelists. Ryan [Kaczka] did an awesome job facilitating our discussions as well.”

Malcolm Eade (May 17th Panelist)

CEO and Co-Founder

Spectra Plasmonics (Spectra)

“Thank you for putting together such a great program. There's so much positive movement around improving the crisis, and it's encouraging to see what is being done around the country in different fields.”

Sarah Surber, PhD, JD, MS (May 17th Speaker)

Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

Attorney, Thompson Barney

“The conference held on May 17th in Washington, DC was a one day, comprehensive examination of addiction and mental health disease, challenges related to diverse and equitable response to this deadly disease and the promising innovations and commitment from across the country that provides the hope we all need to continue this work. The organizers were thoughtful in ensuring that a wide range of voices were amplified to allow various perspectives to educate participants. They need to take this show on the road!”

Ann-Marie Foster (May 17th Panelist and NSUDSAP Member)

President & CEO

Phoenix Houses of NY|LI

“The event on Tuesday [May 17th] was completely amazing and, in my case, life-affirming. I cannot overemphasize how important it is to people like myself from rural Appalachia to have our voices raised to a national platform such as this one”...“I had a couple friends register and watched from WV and they were blown away by the quality of the information presented--and many others have asked me for the link so they can watch it. I’m so grateful to have a seat at the table and thank you sincerely from the bottom of my heart.”

Jennie Hill (May 17th Panelist & NSUDSAP Member)

Laotong Yoga, Inc.

Resource Library

Are you ready to bring your community together with expert guidance and best practices to move forward and end the opioid and substance use crisis?

If you missed the opportunity to attend one of our recent events or are interested in learning the most current science and replicable model programs to save lives, register to access our Resource Library. Here you will be able to access exclusive event materials, innovative tools and abatement resources all free of charge.

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