I would like to invite you to join me for an Addiction and Opioid Awareness Forum, to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 15 at Willowbrook High School, 1250 S. Ardmore Ave. in Villa Park.
Speakers at the forum, which I am co-hosting with State Rep. Deb Conroy, will include DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin, DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick, and several medical and mental health professionals who have substantial expertise in drug abuse and addiction treatment.
The opioid epidemic is a mounting health crisis that is claiming lives, destroying families, and devastating communities – here in DuPage County and throughout our country. We need to find better ways to help users overcome their addiction and support families as they deal with this devastating problem.
I hope you will find time to join us as we take a closer look at this important issue.
Terra Costa Howard
State Representative, 48th District