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Substance Use Disorder: The Epidemic Behind The Pandemic

May 24, 2022
2:00 pm EDT
Presented by Quit Genius
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About This Webinar

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is the epidemic behind the pandemic. Currently, 20% of U.S. deaths are attributed to tobacco, alcohol and other drugs; and risky substance use & addiction are currently the largest preventable causes of death. In 2021, more than 16 million Americans were living with a disease caused by smoking, and cost for treatment continues to rise, while relapse rates are high.

In this webinar, we'll focus on the three big issues driving this epidemic: Lack of care access, insufficient care quality, and health equity issues surrounding addiction, with a specific focus on how health insurance providers can help their employee clients stem the tide of addiction.

Attendees Will Learn

  • What COVID taught us about the accelerating SUD epidemic
  • How Social Determinants of Health influence the prevalence of addiction
  • How the cost of addiction is impacting health insurance providers and their employer clients
  • The three elements that make up the gold standard in treatment


Yusuf Sherwani, MD

CEO & Co-Founder

Quit Genius

Yusuf Sherwani is the CEO and Co-Founder of Quit Genius, the world’s first technology-enabled digital clinic for multiple addictions. Together with his colleagues Maroof Ahmed and Sarim Siddiqui, Dr. Sherwani developed a vision for the technology driven addiction treatment platform. Today the company has helped over 60,000 people quit their addictions.

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Suzette Glasner, PhD

VP of Clinical Affairs

Quit Genius

Suzette Glasner, PhD, VP of Clinical Affairs at Quit Genius, is an Associate Professor at UCLA, in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. Dr. Glasner is a licensed clinical psychologist and scientist whose research focuses on developing and testing digital behavioral treatments for addictions and related psychiatric and medical conditions, and understanding the “key…

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