Opioid conference to be held in Madisonville later this month


Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will hold a press conference regarding the opioid epidemic at the Fall Festival on Monday. (Image Source: MGN Online/Photo: U.S. Air Force / Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WEHT) – A conference surrounding community solutions to opioid use will take place on February 27 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Ballard Convention Center.

The keynote speaker will be Debra Jay, a public speaker and author. She’s known for her work, “No More Letting Go: The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction.”

Jay has appeared on Oprah and Dr. Oz.

The conference will also include these speakers:

• Corey King – 19 year veteran with Kentucky State Police on How to identify an addict
• Van Ingram – Executive Director for the KY office of Drug Control Policy on History and Current status of this Epidemic
• Sonia Osman and Ashley McCarty on Workforce Solutions
• Rob Perez – DV8 – Recovery Friendly employer from Lexington, KY
• Dr. Patrick Withrow – Outreach Director at Baptist Health Paducah on the Science of Addiction
• Alex Elswick – Recovery testimony
• Brian Maus – Information about Nationally recognized Camp Mariposa
• Personal Testimonials

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 5, 2020)

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