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Community Conversation - Opiate Addiction: The People Next Door

  • Details

  • 9/26/19
  • 6 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Free
  • Ages 14+
  • Categories

  • Community

Event Description

According to the CDC, 130 Americans die every day from an opiate overdose; the epidemic invades every neighborhood. What can we do to understand and help? Local experts know, so let's talk about it.

Community Conversation takes an intimate look at social issues affecting every Cedar Rapids resident.

This fall, experts on the opioid epidemic share their experiences, humanizing Opioid Use Disorder and addiction as never before. As opioid use becomes mainstream, and the addict is the guy next door, what can we do? Our speakers deeply personal stories and startling statistics will help us navigate this complicated issue.

Our panel of experts:

Erin Foster, Director of Prevention Services, ASAC

Rod Courtney, Executive Director, Community Resources United to Stop Heroin (CRUSH)

Lindsay Powers, Eastern Iowa Heroin Initiative, Cedar Rapids Police Department

Cedar Rapids Public Library is committed to the free and open exchange of ideas and access to information free of judgment. We will facilitate a 45-minute panel presentation followed by a 45-minute Q & A. Light refreshments will be served.

We always recommend confirming details before attending. We hope to see you there!