2018 Buckeye Summit

CREATING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Understanding and preventing addiction

Addiction is a disease that can strike anyone — and it’s present in all of our communities. How do we, as Buckeye Nation, come together to not only prevent addiction, but also remove the stigma?

At the Buckeye Summit, you’ll connect with thought leaders to discuss how to work within your community to understand the root causes of addiction — and how to address the problem. You’ll hear about promising new ways big data could help better allocate treatment resources across communities, leading to faster, better care for patients.

You’ll meet new public health specialists who work across the state to focus on opioid addiction, recovery, prevention and public education. And you’ll explore how psychological counseling and medicine can work together to treat drug and alcohol addiction. It takes each of us to pull our communities forward. Together, we can tackle this crisis.

"I’m shocked that heroin has become so common. When I was young, I never knew anyone who used heroin. Now it’s become part of every socioeconomic group, every race, every ethnicity, every age."
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Kenneth M. Hale, MA, PhD (Ohio State Classes of 1976, '87, '95)
Clinical Professor, Ohio State College of Pharmacy
Co-Director, Generation Rx Initiative
Associate Director, Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention & Recovery
6 million +

Americans, 12 and older, who’ve misused a prescription painkiller, sedative or stimulant in the past month

No. 1

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States — and the leading cause of death for people under 50

~3 million

Americans addicted to opioids

Opioids: America’s public health emergency

Nearly 3 million Americans are addicted to opioids, and the overdose death rates continue to soar. How did we get here? What do we do? An Ohio State professor of clinical pharmacy shares his insight.

Never alone

Thanks to this new app developed by Ohio State students and doctors, the road to recovery from heroin addiction is a little less rocky and a little smoother.

As a land-grant university with extension offices in all 88 Ohio counties, Ohio State is committed to making a difference in enhancing health and well-being within our state and across the nation. At the Buckeye Summit, we invite you to help us create new ways to make an impact. You’ll gain the knowledge, connections and tools to make a difference in your community.

Building a culture of well-being

Building a culture of well-being

Focusing on preventive care

Focusing on preventive care

2018 Buckeye Summit

CREATING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

April 13, 2018
COSI—Center of Science and Industry | Columbus, OH