Legislators and Addiction Experts Host Forum on California's Opioid Epidemic

Posted on 13 Nov 2017 for representative Kevin McCarty

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento), James Gallagher (R – Yuba City) and Joaquin Arambula, (D – Fresno), along with state and local opioid crisis experts and community leaders will discuss the impact of the opioid epidemic in California and possible legislative solutions. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) found that in 2013 alone, 11,683 people – 32 people a day – were treated in California’s already overcrowded emergency rooms for non-fatal overdoses and other opioid-related conditions. Despite more Californians enrolled in healthcare programs, millions go unserved and can’t access drug treatment programs. As the increase in overdoses and deaths continues there is a great demand for rehabilitation and prevention programs. This legislative forum will explore possible legislative solutions to address the opioid epidemic in California. WHAT: Legislative Forum on the Opioid Epidemic WHO: Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento) Assemblymember James Gallagher (R – Yuba City) Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula (D – Fresno) Jennifer Skinner, MPH Supervising BHES, Prevention Dr. Phillip Filbrandt, Butte-Glen Medical Society, Butte County Drug Abuse Task Force Sandy Henley, MS, MHPA, Public Health Epidemiologist Butte County Public Health Dave Bottom, Sheriff’s Sergeant, Supervisor for the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force Nicole Kloncz, Clinic Manager, Aegis Treatment Centers, LLC. Dr. Phillip Filbrandt, Butte-Glen Medical Society, the Butte County Drug Abuse Task Force Jennifer Stofa, M.S., LMFT, Substance Use Disorder and Recovery Service Butte County Department of Behavioral Health Billy Aldridge, Watch Commander for Chico Police Department WHEN: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. WHERE: Butte College, Black Box Theatre, 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, CA 95965 SOCIAL MEDIA: @AsmKevinMcCarty, @J_GallagherAD3, @drarambulaAD31 #OpioidEpidemic You can view the Facebook Live broadcast of this event at: www.fb.com/AsmKevinMcCarty