“Opioid and Other Drugs” Virtual Series Kicks off September 1

The St. Clair County Community Mental Health Authority in collaboration with Community Services Coordinating Body’s Executive Opioid Oversight Task Force is hosting the “Opioid and Other Drugs Virtual Series”.

The series starts on September 1st with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Frank McGeorge, the medical correspondent for WDIV Channel 4 News. McGeorge will be talking about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on those struggling with addictions. The loss of supports has had an impact.

Other speakers include Captain Mat King of the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, Social Worker Thomas Moore, Judge Linda Davis, and Phil Pavona, Vice President and founder of the Okemos/Ingham Families Against Narcotics. There are several other speakers including local health care providers and those involved in the daily struggle with addiction.

The series ends with a State of the County Panel on September 30. Sessions are available for continuing education credits. All presentations are one hour long and available for free. Registration is at scccmh.org.

Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland