Three Counties & Lines for Life announce April 13 Summit for Local Action on Opioids and Addiction

 

Lines for Life, in partnership with Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties, will hold a first-of-its-kind local government Summit on Opioids and Addictions on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marylhurst University.

 

The Boards of Commissioners, District Attorneys and Sheriffs from the three Portland metro counties will meet with experts, law enforcement and other elected officials to identify policies to combat the opioid epidemic.

 

The summit will focus on those policies under the direct control of local elected officials based on the latest data on the opioid epidemic. These include existing local initiatives worth expanding; developing a treatment clearinghouse, a focus on justice and incarceration plus the role of local governments in successful recovery through peer support and housing.

 

“We have the innovation, the skills, the commitment and the tenacity to end the opioid crisis - right here in the Tri County region,’’ said Dwight Holton, executive director for Lines for Life.

“Elected leaders from the entire region will confront the crisis head on, together – with bold ideas for change that we can harness to put local governments to work helping families and neighbors put a stop to the pain and havoc caused by opioid addiction.”

 

For more information: [email protected]  Registration is required.

 

What: Opioid and Addictions Summit

When: Friday, April 13, 2018

Where: Hawthorne Building, Marylhurst University,

17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst, OR 97036

Who: Lines for Life, Elected Officials from Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties
 

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Julie Sullivan-Springhetti (pronouns her/she/hers)
Communications Director
 
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