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Community Crisis: Combating Opioid Addiction in New Mexico

Presented by the FBI Albuquerque Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBIACAAA). Free event for the community to bring awareness to the opioid crisis in New Mexico.

Oct 20, 2018
from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Downtown KiMo Theatre, 423 Central Avenue NW
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Concerned citizens, victims of this epidemic, and family or friends who have had to endure this challenge are welcome to come and learn more about the opiate epidemic and the impact on our community:

  • Screening and discussion of the documentary "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict," a joint production of the FBI & DEA (recommended for ages 12 and up due to strong content)
  • Speak to experts and representatives from the U.S. Attorney's Office, FBI, DEA, healthcare professionals, and much more
  • Share your story
  • Hear from a diverse panel discussion
  • Learn what resources are available to support our community
  • A "drop box" for your unused prescriptions

Register for the event online. (The event is free, but tickets required.)

Confirmed speakers:

  • Moderator Steve Soliz, KOB Evening News Anchor
  • John Anderson, U.S. Attorney, District of New Mexico
  • James Langenberg, Special Agent in Charge, Albuquerque FBI Division
  • Ron Riddle, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, DEA
  • Jennifer Weiss-Burke, Executive Director, Healing Addiction in Our Community (HAC) & Serenity Mesa Youth Recovery Center 
  • Gilbert Ramirez, City of Albuquerque, Deputy Director of Family and Community Services, representing Mayor Tim Keller
  • Dr. Marcello Maviglia, Molina Healthcare,  Opioid Addiction Psychiatrist
  • Donald Hume, Recovered Addict, Peer Support Specialist Supervisor, Molina Healthcare Central Region
  • Cat Franklin, LCSW, Molina Healthcare, Behavior Health Transition Coach
  • Kristin Matson, RN, Presbyterian Medical Group
  • Dr. Mikiko Takeda, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, UNM College of Pharmacy 
  • Dr. Amy Bachyrycz, UNM College of Pharmacy, NM Opioid Training and Education Programs 
  • Stephanie Colmenero, Senior, Atrisco Heritage Academy High School; President, Youth Against Drug Abuse (YADA)

Watch the film. Hear the stories. Learn the truth.

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