International Overdose Awareness Day is coming up quickly and I wanted to let you all know about 2 events I will be attending. The first event is being hosted by Turning Point Recovery in Southaven, MS. There will be speakers, including myself and Carol Lemay of Wings of Hope, who is a valuable asset to our Mid South community. Lunch will be served and there will be a tour of the center as well as a butterfly release to honor our loved ones we have lost to the Opioid Epidemic
Yesterday, I attended the first town hall meeting held by Shelby County to introduce their Opioid Epidemic Task Force. Fox 13 and News Channel 3 were there as well.
The task force was formed in conjunction with the Shelby County Health Department and divided into 4 subcommittees: Data Usage, Law Enforcement, Treatment, and Prevention & Education. I am on the Prevention & Education subcommittee and the people on the team are dedicated to implementing all ideas to combat this