Laila Haidari survived child marriage and her own traumatic past to battle one of the deadliest problems in Afghanistan: heroin addiction. As the “mother of the addicts,” she must prevail over a crisis of addiction and a corrupt government in a country on the verge of collapse.
On local, state, federal, and international topics related to addiction including stigma, funding, government policy, and how to support a loved one.
- Moderated by Erika George, director of the Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah
- Dr. Jennifer Plumb, a practicing physician and medical director of Utah Naloxone
- Dr. Marcela C. Smid, medical director of the SUPeRAD (Substance Use and Pregnancy – Recovery, Addiction, Dependence
- Teneille Brown, who is a Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and an adjunct in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Program for Medical Ethics and Humanities
- Asha Parekh, the Director of the Refugee Services Office within the Department of Workforce Services for the state of Utah – she also started the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center at the YWCA Utah in 2007 to better assist victims of violence in one location
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