Diane Feffer
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Texas A&M University Health Science Center reports that between June 2019 and May 2020, our state recorded a more than 50% increase in synthetic opioid deaths, primarily driven by ‘illicitly manufactured fentanyl.’ 

Attend a live discussion with local experts and expand your knowledge on how fentanyl poisoning has impacted North Texas. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and loved ones. Event starts at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 at Navarro College inside Cook Education Center. The program is free and open to the public.  A Q&A discussion will follow the screening of an 18 minute documentary, Fentanyl Factor, which highlights the alarming increase of accidental overdose deaths due to the mixing or 'lacing' of fentanyl with other substances such as heroin, cocaine, and counterfeit prescription pills. The short documentary also features an interview with a Forensic Scientist inside the lab where real and counterfeit drugs are tested. 

Our Q&A after the film features panelists such as Keith Brown, Deputy Director of Texoma HIDTA of North Texas/Oklahoma; retired DEA Senior executive with 25 years of experience in complex criminal investigations, drug diversion, regulatory operations and leadership. He will be joined by Becky Tinney, LMSW, CPS of Recovery Resource Council.  Capt. Tommy Hale of Ellis County Sheriff's office and Sgt. Todd Teetz of Navarro Police Academy will also be part of the Q&A panel.  

Film and discussion are appropriate for both parents and teens. 

1 CEU available onsite to licensed professional counselors. 

With appreciation to Navarro College, Drug Prevention Resources,  Starlite Recovery Acadia Healthcare and Recovery Resource Council

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