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Public Event Tonight Looks at Opioid Abuse Problem in the Ozarks

Federal Drug Administration

A community meeting tonight in Springfield will focus on the opioid epidemic in the Ozarks.  Pain Pills to Heroin:  A Problem Within Reach will be held from 6 to 8 at the Greene County Archives Building, 1126 N. Boonville.

The event, hosted by Community Partnership, will feature presentations by four panelists:  Missouri State Representative Holly Rehder, Greene County Prosecutor Dan Patterson, Jim Farrell, director of the Springfield School Police Department and Dr. Kurt Bravata who specializes in addiction treatment.

Topics to be addressed will include Rehder’s House bill on the prescription drug monitoring program and local statistics on prescription drug misuse and heroin use.  The audience will be able to ask the panelists questions.

Learn more about substance abuse in the Ozarks this week on our Sense of Community Series