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Webinar: Human Trafficking and the Opioid Crisis

During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, NHTTAC will host a 90-minute webinar that highlights emerging trends, case studies, and research on human trafficking and substance use with a specific focus on the opioid crisis. This webinar will be free and open to the public. If you have any questions contact 


At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Investigate the role of substance use for individuals at risk of, currently experiencing, or recovering from trafficking
  • Examine trauma-informed approaches from providers, client-based, and research perspectives to understand contributing factors to vulnerability
  • Identify promising practices and recommend spotlight treatment options that address the underlying issues that can put victims and survivors at risk

This webinar will be hosted by the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC). Presentations will be delivered by grantees from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Learn more about the U.S. Opioid Epidemic and what HHS is doing to combat opioid abuse.


  • Dr. Elizabeth Hopper—Project Director of REACH, the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute
  • Audrey Morrissey—Associate Director of My Life My Choice
  • Dr. Ginny Sprang—Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky

PLEASE NOTE: This event is not hosted by or endorsed by the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force. This event does not necessarily represent the views or values of the Task Force.