Second annual opioid forum set for today in Rowan County
SALISBURY — The second annual Rowan County opioid forum will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. today at West End Plaza, 1935 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.
Registration has closed for the forum because space was limited. But pre-registration is not required to hear the featured speaker tonight.
Journalist Sam Quinones, a former LA Times reporter and author of three acclaimed books, will speak at 7 p.m. A question-and-answer session will follow.
Quinones’ most recent book, “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” depicts the current opioid crisis.
The afternoon forum will include a panel discussion by experts on substance abuse and addiction; speakers who’ve been affected personally by the opioid epidemic; presentations by county officials on the opioid crisis’ impact in Rowan County; and discussion of resources and opportunities for mental health assistance.
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