Explore What's Working in Prevention, Deflection, Treatment, and Recovery

More than one million lives have been lost since the start of the opioid epidemic. Overdoses and deaths involving synthetic opioids have reached record rates, and every community across our nation is feeling the impact. 

Rx and Illicit Drug Summit is the largest, most influential event addressing this crisis, where strategies are shared and put into action. Our global community includes multidisciplinary stakeholders "from federal to family." As we enter our 14th year, our mission has become increasingly important—we can't afford to lose more lives. It's time to turn the numbers around. 


Share strategies with decision-makers and allied professionals, embrace innovation, and learn about what is working in prevention, treatment, and law enforcement.

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Interested in Becoming a 2025 Hope Ambassador?

The work we do at Rx and Illicit Drug Summit through sessions, workshops, and networking is all centered around one goal: to create effective strategies for prevention, treatment, and recovery that will ultimately save lives. This is why we created the Hope Ambassadors program, to highlight stories of people in recovery, and those who have influenced the recovery journey of others

Through our dedication and collaboration at Rx and Illicit Drug Summit, our community has the power to create more stories of recovery and thus a stronger sense of hope. We look forward to continue sharing more recovery stories and inspiration for hope at Rx and Illicit Drug Summit 2025 in Nashville.

Who Should Attend?

The Rx and Illicit Drug Summit welcomes and attracts a wide range of stakeholders addressing the opioid crisis, including:

• Counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists, interventionists
• Physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, pharmacists, dentists
• Advocates, families, and people in recovery
• Law enforcement personnel
• Public health and prevention officials
• Federal, state, and local officials and lawmakers
• Education specialists and researchers
• Treatment center owners and operators
• Attorneys
• First responders

  • After losing my son to a heroin overdose, learning about the disease that took his life was what helped me save mine. The Rx and Illicit Drug Summit is a powerful and impactful resource. It has been an encouraging experience not only for me, but for others who benefit from what I am able to share."

    2023 Rx Summit Attendee
  • This is my first Summit, and I am just in awe of the great work that is out there. I aspire to do some of the progressive work that many are doing. I have been able to network, participate in a focus group, and learn an incredible amount that I plan to take back to my position and my state. I want to shout a huge THANK YOU to all of the people who put on this conference, to those who are presenting their successes, and to the vendors who are here to share the tools. I will definitely be back next year!"

    2023 Rx Summit Attendee
  • I cannot express enough the amount of informative and inspirational content I walked away with after attending the Rx Summit. My passion and commitment are restored as I return to my home state. I hope to apply some of what I learned in my community. I commend everyone who is committed to this work and make it a priority to attend the Summit."

    2023 Rx Summit Attendee

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