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Beginning at about the 0:1:30 mark, watch the Surgeon General make his major announcement during the Facing Addiction National Summit in Los Angeles. He is joined throughout the event by experts, report authors and editors, and other dignitaries and guests including Dr. George Koob, Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse; and Kana Enomoto, Principal, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration.

Press Coverage

Facing Addiction was the official non-governmental organization for the first-ever Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health. As part of the roll-out of the report on November 17, Facing Addiction hosted a day-long summit in Los Angeles.

TV Special

Media giant Viacom created Listen: Facing Addiction in America as a follow-up to our event with the Surgeon General. Dr. Drew and Ana Marie Cox led conversations with Joe Walsh, Danny Trejo, Royce da 5’ 9”, Mario Barrett and Jon Taffer, among others. The top influencer was Russell Simmons, who retweeted Viacom’s announcement about the show to his 4.4 million followers. Listen was broadcast the evening after the Surgeon General’s event on 11 Viacom networks: MTV, BET, VH1, CMT, Comedy Central, LOGO, SPIKE, TV Land, MTV2, MTV Classic, and MTV Live.

Featured Photo Albums

The Paramount Theater on the Paramount Lot in Los Angeles was a great backdrop to this historic event with the U.S. Surgeon General. We hope you enjoy our photos, courtesy of kellyelainephoto.com.

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Social Media and Online Recap

Online engagement and conversations, using #FacingAddiction, were a vital part of the Summit event. We know the messaging of the Surgeon General’s report resonated since words and hashtags like “recovery”, “treatment”, “crisis” and “health” were seen frequently in comments. Facebook and Twitter highlights during November 14 – November 20 include:

We received social media support from:

The U.S. Surgeon General, the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Oz, AIDS.gov, Ryan Hampton, the National Council and the Moyer Foundation and many others

Facebook top performing content, in terms of engagement on November 17 were:

We're live from the Studios at Paramount in the historic Paramount Theater in Los Angeles with the U.S. Surgeon General,...

Posted by Facing Addiction on Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tune in for our next three panels on Treatment, Recovery, and Healthcare Systems live from Facing Addiction: A National...

Posted by Facing Addiction on Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Surgeon General’s Report: Key Facts

Over 45 million Americans and their families have been affected by a substance use disorder, and most Americans know someone who has from a substance use disorder, or lost or nearly lost a family member as a result of substance misuse. Despite the prevalence, other medical conditions are not surrounded by as much negative public attitudes and misunderstanding as substance use disorders. The first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health reviews the latest and most accurate information about substance misuse and how to use that knowledge to address substance misuse and social norms.

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