NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Facing Addiction, a national non-profit organization comprising the largest addiction stakeholder network in the country, announced today a November 17 national summit to release the first-ever Surgeon General's Report on the science behind preventing and treating substance misuse and addiction and supporting recovery from substance use disorders. The groundbreaking report, addressing the country's leading public health crisis, is entitled: Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health. Facing Addiction is co-hosting this unprecedented convening as the co-sponsorship partner with the Office of the Surgeon General to mark the release of a report being compared to, in importance and long-term impact, the 1964 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health. During the event, which will take place from 11am to 2pm PST, the United States Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, will co-host a live-streamed national summit that will feature conversations with some of the nation's leading experts on substance use, misuse and addiction. The Surgeon General will provide keynote remarks and guide an interactive discussion of the report. The participants will explore the state-of-the-science of addiction and discuss concrete steps that all of us can take to promote prevention, expand treatment and ensure that recovery is possible for everyone. "Facing Addiction in America - A National Summit" will be a significant moment in the battle against the addiction crisis - now the second major cause of death in people under the age of 35 - as the release of the Surgeon General's Report will provide a full account of the current knowledge base surrounding the neurobiology of addiction, prevention, treatment, recovery, and the urgent need to integrate substance use disorder services into the health system. The event will unite the media, stakeholders in the addiction field, policy makers, and pop culture celebrities in an effort to move our national conversation forward on addiction.