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Ohio Dominican to Host Discussion on Opioid Epidemic

April 15 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Ohio Dominican University will address and explore the current opioid epidemic on Monday, April 15, as it hosts, “Inside the Epidemic: The Opioid Crisis in Columbus.” The free event will take place in the Matesich Theatre, located in Erskine Hall on ODU’s campus at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. The event will begin with a reception at 6:15 p.m., and then continue with a panel discussion from 7-9 p.m.

Featured panelists include anesthesiologist Steven Lins, MD; a representative from the Columbus Division of Fire; and individuals who are currently recovering from addiction.

“Our city, region and nation continue to be impacted by this horrendous epidemic,” said Andy White, director of Student Involvement at ODU. “This event will explore numerous facets of this issue, including possible causes, what’s being done to address it, the dangers of addiction, and the process of recovery.”

The discussion was scheduled after a group of students from Cristo Rey and Bishop Ready high schools presented the idea during ODU’s Catholic High School Visit Day on May 3, 2018.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people die every day after overdosing on opioids, which can include prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.

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April 15
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Ohio Dominican University – Erskine Hall
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219 United States
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