Oklahoma Begins Opioid Response Conference
(August 6, 2018)
Oklahoma State University has begun its weeklong opioid response conference, reports The Duncan Banner. OSU’s Center for Wellness and Health created the events to involve doctors, law enforcement, lawmakers, and the public in the state’s opioid response. Duncan Regional Hospital, along with Pathways to a Healthier You, brought the conference into Stephens County. It will last until August 8.
The summit began with a six-member discussion panel focused on the impacts of opioid abuse and overdose. Those members included addiction doctors, state health representatives, opioid recovery advocates, and law enforcement personnel. Because of their experience, they could discuss how opioid abuse harms their community. The panel also opened discussion to the community members in attendance. For the rest of the week, the event will continue to include community residents through workshops, town halls, and lectures.