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2024 Rural Michigan Opioid & Substance Use Summit

July 25 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm


Date:  Thursday, July 25, 2024

Time:  7:30am – 4:00pm EST

Location: Treetops Resort, 3962 Wilkinson Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735

Purpose:  The 2024 Rural Michigan Opioid and Substance Use Summit brings together a wide range of rural partners working in the Opioid Use Disorder/Substance Use Disorder space. This conference provides relevant education, shares current projects, promotes networking, and develops collaborative program partnerships


  • To bring together rural programs addressing Opioid Use Disorder/Substance Use Disorder.
  • To provide relevant education on topics related to Opioid Use Disorder/Substance Use Disorder.
  • For rural programs to share their current projects and promote networking.
  • To develop collaborative program partnerships.

Keynote Presenters:
Alex Elswick | Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Substance Use Prevention & Recovery | University of Kentucky
Recovery Capital: Assets, Not Abstinence

Jared Welehodsky | State Assistant Administrator | Office of the Chief Medical Executive, MDHHS
Opioid Task Force and the Impact of Opioid Settlement Dollars

Thomas Overett | Certified Peer Recovery Coach, Bear River Health | Recovery Coach Trainer, NMSAS
Our Stories Have Power: A Person with Lived Experience

Addition Summit Presentations Include:

  • Changing the Culture Around Substance Use Disorders
  • Examining Recovery Friendly Workspaces
  • A Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Update
  • Panel Discussions
  • And much more!

Details: Registration $60

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July 25
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Treetops Resort
3962 Wilkinson Rd
Gaylord, MI 49735 United States
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