Combating the Opioid Epidemic


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Combating the Opioid Epidemic at Fatty’s Pub and Grille
1312 W. Lincoln Highway 60115
815-753-4751
2017-12-05 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Since 2014, opioid drug overdoses have killed more people in Illinois than all gun-related causes, including homicide, suicide and accidental shootings. Experts in DeKalb County are collaborating to reduce opioid usage. Join us for a panel with many perspectives, including medical, legal, public health, pharmaceutical and rehabilitation counseling.

Panelists
• Rick Amato, DeKalb County State’s Attorney
• Cindy Graves, RN, DeKalb County Health Department
• Commander Steve Lekkas, DeKalb Police Department
• Dr. Laura Meyer-Junco, UIC College of Pharmacy
• Joseph Przybyla, NIU Police Department
• Dr. Matthew Sprong, NIU Rehabilitation Counseling Program

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