North Alabama Partners Host an In-Depth Discussion on the Epidemic

Anniston, Ala. – A round table discussion on the opioid epidemic and the issues that surround it will be presented by the Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention and partners, including the Alabama Department of Mental Health on March 3, 2020. The event is designed to engage the community and offer a safe space for questions and answers about this important topic.

The event will begin with four subject matter experts sharing their expertise and experiences, then inviting the audience to ask questions. Speakers include:

  • Jay Town, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama
  • Brian McVeigh, District Attorney, Calhoun County
  • Pam Butler, Office of Peer Programs, Alabama Department of Mental Health
  • Dr. Almena Free, M.D., CCRP

The panel will discuss key topics that perpetuate the opioid epidemic in Alabama, what we can learn from shared experiences, what we can change, and how we can move forward together.

A presentation by Derek Osborn, Prevention Specialist, on the latest opioid trends will follow the panel.

“This event shows that prevention, treatment and counseling aren’t operating in silos. We are all working together to reduce all of the harm that is coming from the opioid epidemic,” said Seram Selase, Director, Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention.

 What: Opioid Round Table

Where: 1400 Noble Street, Anniston, Alabama, 36201

When:  March 3, 2020   6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Event Hosts: Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention, R.O.S.S., Alabama Department of Mental Health, Self-Recovery Program for Substance Use Disorder, Bradford Health Services, MedMark, Collegiate Recovery Community at Jacksonville State University, Highland Health Systems

Media are welcome to attend the event. This is a free event. CEUs are available. Contact the Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention for more information at 256-831-4436.

Opioid Round Table: In-depth Discussion hosted on the Epidemic