A sharp increase in overdose cases has our entire nation on edge. If addiction is a disease of isolation, social distance regulations put those struggling at risk. Among all of the challenges we currently face, we must not lose sight of our mission: to improve patient care and improve the lives of those struggling with addiction. Advances in addiction treatment are needed now more than ever before. Now in its twelfth year, the National Conference on Addiction Disorders is the premier educational and networking event for addiction, behavioral, and mental health professionals. At NCAD East, you’ll find yourself among like-minded peers, learning and addressing the significant challenges we must overcome. Especially in the face of a pandemic, our work can not stop. We can’t afford for more lives to be lost. When things feel so uncertain, education is needed most. Your education is our priority.