Opioids, the Dark Net and the Addiction Epidemic

Event Date & Time: April 27th 2018 at 8:30 am

= = = WORKSHOP Overview = = =


This workshop will explore the following topics and information:

  • Examination of substance use disorders in the USA: An overview
  • The addiction epidemic
  • Examination of the current opioid use epidemic
  • Heroin and other drug overdoses in the USA, NC and Charlotte
  • History of heroin production and trafficking
  • History and examination of the Deep Web
  • History and examination of the Darknet, with a focus on how it differs from the Deep Web
  • Illegal Darknet Marketplaces



= = = WORKSHOP AGENDA = = =

8:30 am – 9:00 am | Check-in & Registration

9:00 am – 10:30 am | Opioids, the Dark Net and the Addiction Epidemic

10:30 am – 10:45 am | BREAK

10:45 am – 12:15 pm | Opioids, the Dark Net and the Addiction Epidemic

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm | Workshop Wrap-up


We have applied to the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB) for approval of 3.0 substance abuse specific credits.


About the presenter:

Charles A. Odell, MSW, MAC, LCAS

Charles Odell has worked in the field of alcoholism and drug addiction treatment since 1983. Mr. Odell is the Chief Executive Officer of the Dilworth Center where he has worked since 1995. The Dilworth Center is a private, non-profit organization providing intensive outpatient, alcoholism and addiction treatment programs for adults, young adults and adolescents. The Dilworth Center also provides individualized programs for pilots, dentists, nurses and lawyers.

Mr. Odell received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is Master Addiction Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. Mr. Odell serves on the Advisory Board of the Jonnie McLeod Institute on Substance Abuse at UNC-Charlotte and is also an Adjunct Instructor at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is married to Sydney, and they have two sons, Alex and Andy.

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