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Virtual town hall Tuesday focuses on opioid addiction treatment

Posted at 3:10 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 16:10:19-05

A second town hall on focusing on the opioid crisis in Louisiana will stream this week.

The town hall will begin at 12:00 pm on February 9, 2021. The virtual event will focus on the treatment aspect of the opioid crisis. The virtual event is FREE to attend.

Methods for treatment and management of opioid addition, from talk therapy and medication regimens to live-in treatment facilities, will be discussed by community and health officials.

The featured panel of specialists will focus on the types of opioid addiction treatment offered in Acadiana and their effectiveness.

Joining the discussion is:

  • Vincent J. Pierre Member of Louisiana House of Representatives
  • Dr. Christopher Rodgman, MD BC - Psychiatric and Addiction Medicine
  • Darren Davis, R. PH. CEO, Whispering Oaks Lodge
  • Dr. Holly Howat Executive Director, Beacon Community Connections

Those interested in viewing the virtual town hall can RSVP by visiting

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