Drug Summit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the Simi Valley Police Department will partner with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration to host a drug summit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. This free event is titled, “Prescription Drug Addiction: A National Epidemic…It Can Happen To Anyone,” and will feature a six-member panel discussion consisting of the Simi Valley Police Chief, David Livingstone, who will discuss the opioid and prescription drug epidemic and how it is impacting Simi Valley. A representative from the Drug Enforcement Administration will discuss how opioid and prescription drug addiction has become a nationwide crisis. The Director of the Simi Valley Hospital Emergency Room will provide insight regarding the medical impact of this trend. The President of the community group Not One More, will talk about education, awareness and support for those affected by the opioid and prescription drug addiction problem. In addition, the panel will have an individual who has overcome his addiction to opioids as well as a parent who has lost a child to this epidemic. 

This dialogue should prove to be very impactful and informative and will be accented by the showing of the movie, “Chasing the Dragon – the Life of an Opiate Addict”. This video presentation will provide a great deal of informative content and work to form the context for the panel discussion. 

We are pleased that the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library has offered to partner in this event by providing the perfect venue for this serious discussion. Adults and teens are welcome to attend this free event and participate in this important conversation. Each audience member will be given the opportunity to provide a written question to the event moderator, so that the question may be addressed by the panel. At the conclusion of the drug summit, there will be resource tables for local, non-profit treatment, education and intervention groups to explain their services and answer any questions. 

Please join us at the: 
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library 
40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065 
Presidential Learning Center 

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