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The Opioid Epidemic

Addiction in Our Community

2018-03-15 18:30:00 2018-03-15 20:00:00 America/Chicago The Opioid Epidemic Join us and our panel of experts for a community discussion on high opioid use in Oklahoma, it's history, and resources for individuals and families. Southwest OKC

Thursday, March 15
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-03-15 18:30:00 2018-03-15 20:00:00 America/Chicago The Opioid Epidemic Join us and our panel of experts for a community discussion on high opioid use in Oklahoma, it's history, and resources for individuals and families. Southwest OKC

Southwest OKC

Room A&B SOKC

Join us and our panel of experts for a community discussion on high opioid use in Oklahoma, it's history, and resources for individuals and families.

Join the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library as we host a community discussion to examine the high rates of opioid addition in Oklahoma, how this happened, what's being done about the issue, and resources for organizations and families.

  1. Our panel of experts include Oklahoma Senator Candidate Darrell Weaver, former Director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control, Dr. Indrajeet Sharma, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Univeristy of Oklahoma, whose research includes developing non-opioid-based drug leads, Dr. Samuel Martin, the head of Addition Medicine at OSU CHS, and a member of FATE, Fighting Addiction Through Education, a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the general public on substance abuse and addiction in Oklahoma.

According to the 2014 State Health report, Oklahoma’s unintentional injury death rate increased by nearly 50% from 2000 to 2012. Two of the leading causes of unintentional injury death include poisonings and falls. 81% of unintentional poisoning deaths involved at least one prescription drug, and of those deaths, nearly 90% were related to prescription painkillers.

This program is made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

Registration is encouraged but not required. 

Southwest OKC

mc@pioneerlibrarysystem.org
Phone: 405.979.2200
Fax: 405.692.6394
Branch Manager:
Ashley Welke

Hours
We're closed Thursday November 22
Mon, Nov 12 Closed
(All libraries closed for Veterans Day (Observed))
Tue, Nov 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Nov 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Nov 16 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Sat, Nov 17 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Nov 18 1:00PM to 6:00PM

About the library

Upcoming events

Room A&B SOKC
Thu, Nov 15, 10:00am - 10:45am

Room A&B SOKC
Thu, Nov 15, 11:00am - 11:45am

Room B
Thu, Nov 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Room A
Fri, Nov 16, 10:00am - 10:45am

Conference Room
Fri, Nov 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Conference Room
Sat, Nov 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Room B
Sun, Nov 18, 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Room A&B SOKC
Mon, Nov 19, 10:00am - 10:45am

Room A&B SOKC
Tue, Nov 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Room A&B SOKC
Mon, Nov 26, 10:00am - 10:45am

Room A&B SOKC
Tue, Nov 27, 4:30pm - 5:25pm

Room A&B SOKC
Tue, Nov 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Room A&B SOKC
Thu, Nov 29, 10:00am - 10:45am

Room A&B SOKC
Thu, Nov 29, 11:00am - 11:45am

Room A
Fri, Nov 30, 10:00am - 10:45am

Room A&B SOKC
Sat, Dec 01, 10:00am - 11:00am

Room A&B SOKC
Mon, Dec 03, 10:00am - 10:45am

Room A&B SOKC
Wed, Dec 05, 9:30am - 11:00am

Room A&B SOKC
Thu, Dec 06, 10:00am - 10:45am

Room A&B SOKC
Thu, Dec 06, 11:00am - 11:45am

Room A
Fri, Dec 07, 10:00am - 10:45am

Room A&B SOKC
Mon, Dec 10, 10:00am - 10:45am

Room A&B SOKC
Tue, Dec 11, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
This event is full

Room A&B SOKC
Thu, Dec 13, 10:00am - 10:45am

Room A&B SOKC
Thu, Dec 13, 11:00am - 11:45am

Room B
Thu, Dec 13, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Room A
Thu, Dec 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Room B
Fri, Dec 14, 9:00am - 4:00pm
This event is full

Room A
Fri, Dec 14, 4:00pm - 6:00pm