U.S. Congressman hosts opioid crisis conversation

U.S. Congressman French Hill

U.S. Congressman French Hill will be on campus Monday, June 18, to host a conversation about “Opioids in Our Community: Resources and Stories in Central Arkansas.”

The event will feature citizens from across Arkansas and the United States to talk about the opioid crisis and what communities and governments on the local, state, and federal level are doing to combat it.

The event will be in University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Donaldson Student Services Center auditorium on Monday, June 18, from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

“Families across Arkansas and the United States are being torn apart by drug addiction – especially opioid addiction – and a hopelessness that is permanently disrupting lives,” Rep. Hill said. “But there are developments on the local and federal levels that are helping to address the opioid crisis, and I am glad to be able to assemble this panel of practitioners, parents, and others from across our state and nation to address Arkansans directly. This conversation is both timely and urgent.”

Featured speakers include Suzanne Kellar McCarty, a parent; Sheila Thrower, Little Rock Central High School nurse; Melinda Kinnison, Arkansas PTA president-elect; Commander Karen Hearod, regional administrator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; and Kirk Lane, Arkansas Drug director.

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