SUDTalks 2019 Tickets on Sale Now

The Delray Beach Drug Task Force, in association with the FAU Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work, is proud to present SUD Talks 2019 (short for Substance Use Disorder Talks, a la the wildly popular TED Talks series, which features brief, eye-opening lectures).

SUD Talks is an annual, must-see event open to students, faculty, staff, and the South Florida community. Hear dynamic and engaging speakers deliver compelling messages surrounding substance use disorder: prevention is essential, treatment works, and recovery is attainable and sustainable. Then walk away filled with hope and an understanding of how we can all reduce stigma and make a difference!

Why Now
Substance Use Disorders have reached pandemic proportions in our country and the battle against the ever-rising tide of addiction is never ending. Come join us on March 9, 2019 and hear how others are making a difference and how you can too. Come hear how all of us can change the way we think, feel, believe, and treat Substance Use Disorder across the United States.

Your Ticket Makes a Difference
The money raised from this event provides scholarships for Social Work students attending the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at FAU and funding for the programming efforts of the Delray Beach Drug Task Force.

Featured Speakers

  • Kathryn Helgaas Burgum: First Lady of North Dakota and recovery advocate
  • Andrew Burki: Founder of Life of Purpose Treatment and Director of Public Policy for City Line Behavioral Healthcare Group
  • Susan Cheever: acclaimed best-selling author
  • Dr. Heather Howard: Assistant Professor in Social Work at FAU
  • William Cope Moyers, Master of Ceremonies: Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
  • Scott Strode: Founder & National Executive Director of The Phoenix

Where to Be and When
SUD Talks 2019 will take place on Saturday, March 9th from 3:00-5:30 PM, followed by a Q&A, at the FAU University Theatre. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Chances are, we all know someone who will benefit from this message of hope. Thank you for spreading the word!