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Mike Hirst

(photo-Andy’s Angels founder Mike Hirst.  Photo by Ryan Kerwin, JTV)

Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Jerry Jarzynka and Jackson County Sheriff Steve Rand have announced the third Jackson County Drug Summit will be held on Friday, December 9th at Jackson College.

The Summit will focus on the devastating problem of heroin and prescription opioid use in our community and in particular, the connection and relationship between prescription drugs and heroin. Six sessions will be offered, and will cover the following areas: Family Impact, Medical, Prevention, Law Enforcement, and Treatment and Recovery. Each will feature experts in their areas who will share their experience and knowledge, and be available to answer questions.

The goal of the Summit is create public awareness, and serve as a call to action to our community for a coordinated and aggressive County-wide response to fight this serious drug issue which is causing death, destruction and crime.

This is the third in an annual series devoted to the community’s heroin and prescription opioid use.  Coordinators of the Summit also meet on a quarterly basis to provide a continuous strategy in information sharing, planning and resources on the issue.

Speakers include Jarzynka, Rand, Andy’s Angels founder Mike Hirst, Dr. Rami Khoury, Henry Ford Allegiance Health Medical Director, members of law enforcement and the treatment community.

Check-in begins at 8am at Potter Center Dining Commons on the Jackson College main campus.  The Summit runs from 8:30am to 3:15pm.  The event is free and open to the public; lunch will be provided.  Seating is limited to 300.  Registration information can be found at jacksondrugsummit.org.

 

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