LaSata to host opioid town hall in Benton Harbor

first_img03Oct LaSata to host opioid town hall in Benton Harbor Tags: Opioid Lawmaker seeks to increase education, awareness for opioid abuse resourcesState Rep. Kim LaSata announced today she will host a town hall meeting on opioid abuse, overdose, reforms, and services Berrien County offers to residents afflicted with addiction. Joining her as co-hosts and presenters will be Congressman Fred Upton, Senator John Proos, Riverwood Center, Community Healing Center, Berrien County Health Department, and the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department.The town hall comes in the wake of staggering opioid abuse and overdoses that have spread across the state over the past few years.“Our community has not been immune to these addictions,” said LaSata, of Bainbridge Township. “I truly believe that the more awareness and education we spread, the better.”The event will take place Thursday, Oct. 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Anchor Rooms at Kinexus, located at 499 W. Main St. in Benton Harbor.During the town hall meeting, the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department will provide a prescription drug collection kiosk, just in time for the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 27.The first half hour of the event will focus on lectures from professionals and legislators on opioid abuse reforms and services. The last hour will provide people an opportunity to stop by informational tables and talk one-on-one with professionals.All community residents are invited to attend and no registration is necessary.For more information about the event, residents may contact LaSata’s office at (517) 373-1403 or [email protected]###center_img Categories: LaSata Newslast_img

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