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IntNSA46 Keynote: International Panel

Thursday, February 29
4:00pm – 5:00pm  |  Gold Room 

An International Nursing Panel and the Role of Nurses Related to Addictions & Substance Use Disorders

Panelists
  • Australia: Adam Searby
  • England: Adrian Jugdoyal
  • Portugal: Paulo Seabra
  • United States: Theresa Fay-Hillier; Dana Murphy-Parker; Roseann Regan

According to the World Drug Report (2021) about 275 million people worldwide use drugs and over thirty-six million people suffer from drug use disorders. Alcohol, illicit drugs, and tobacco smoking collectively kill 11.8 million people each year around the globe which is more than the number of deaths caused by cancers worldwide. These findings make it clear that the international community needs to step up its responses to understand and confront these challenges. According to the World Drug Report (2021) about 275 million people worldwide use drugs and over thirty-six million people suffer from drug use disorders. Alcohol, illicit drugs, and tobacco smoking collectively kill 11.8 million people each year around the globe which is more than the number of deaths caused by cancers worldwide. These findings make it clear that the international community needs to step up its responses to understand and confront these challenges and provide valid treatments for those with addictions.

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