OSU Center for Health Sciences Center for Wellness & Recovery is presenting a week-long Opioid Epidemic Response event in McAlester July 10-16 at the McAlester Expo Center, 4500 West Highway 270.
Funding for the Opioid Epidemic Response events are provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The event will have Community Resource Booths open daily as well as workshops, health screenings, seminars and several screenings of documentaries including "Killing Pain," "Stigmatic," "Heroin(e)," and "Understanding the Opioid Epidemic" with discussions or Q&A sessions following the initial screening. Experts from the OSU Center for Wellness & Recovery will offer several seminars and workshops on topics such as the opioid epidemic, red flags of addiction; signs and symptoms of mental illness; and medication assisted treatment.
These seminars have been accredited as continuing education for health care providers, law enforcement officers, legal professionals, counselors, pharmacists and social workers. Local community leaders and representatives will also be giving presentations on a range of subjects including opioid misuse and law enforcement; yoga and chronic pain; parenting; opioids and the brain; ACEs and addiction; and responding to someone struggling with addiction.
A highlight of the week will be a Town Hall on Friday evening with several noteworthy panelists including McAlester Police Captain Kevin Hearod, District Attorney Chuck Sullivan, Geno Stewart from the US Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Oklahoma, and Suzanne Barnett from Rightway Medical of McAlester.
Contact: Sara Plummer, OSU-CHS Communications Coordinator
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