There will be a presentation on the opioid drug epidemic this evening at Robertsville Middle School.
The presentation is hosted by the offices of Safe Schools and Coordinated School Health. They are inviting the Oak Ridge community and friends of Oak Ridge Schools to the presentation, which is this evening (Wednesday, November 29) in the Robertsville Middle School Auditorium.
The evening will include a screening of the film “Chasing the Dragon,” a press release said. Following the film, the group will engage in a panel discussion with former Drug Enforcement Administration agent Neil Morgenstern as well as representatives from Oak Ridge Police Department, Oak Ridge Fire Department, Ridgeview Behavioral Health, and ASAP of Anderson County.
The doors will open at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday to provide those who attend an opportunity to visit with area mental health, drug prevention, treatment, and recovery agencies. The program will start promptly at 6 p.m.
Students in grade 8 and below must be accompanied by their parent/guardian, the press release said. Oak Ridge High School students only may attend unaccompanied with a note from their parents.
You may contact Jen Laurendine at (865) 425-9028 if you have any questions.
“We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to learn how we can work together to keep our students and community safe,” the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
This press release was submitted by Holly Cross and Jenifer Laurendine.
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