Substance Abuse in Our Cities and Suburbs: A Coordinated Response to Stop the Epidemic

Thursday, May 04, 2017
08:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Eastern Standard Time
Oakland County Commissioner's Auditorium
1200 N. Telegraph Road
Pontiac, MI 48341


Experts discuss the prevalence of opiates and heroin in communities and local government's role in combatting in crisis.


Speakers: Dr. Ljubisa J Dragovic, MD, Oakland County Chief Forensic Pathologist and Medical Examiner; Chief Jerry Narsh, Village of Lake Orion Chief of Police; Judge Richard D. Kuhn; Christina Nicholas, Administrator of Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment Services, Oakland Community Health Network; Julie Brenner, Executive Director of the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities; Dr. David Neff, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Dr. Jessica Gayta, PharmD, BioMed Specialty Pharmacy



Course Description:  Local and national experts will discuss the scope of the opioid and heroin crisis in Michigan, identify strategies for combatting the epidemic, and share information and resources to help address the crisis.  Participants on the criminal assignment list will receive four hours of credit for attendance of the entire event. Juvenile assignment credit may be available.

Welcoming Remarks  – Dr. Ljubisa J. Dragovic

Changing Our Response Strategy: Police Intervention & the Role of Local Government in the Crisis  - Lake Orion Chief of Police Jerry Narsh             

A Judicial Perspective – Judge Richard Kuhn

Safety Net Resources for Our Schools and Community – Christina Nicholas and Julie Brenner

Too Many Scripts? CDC Guidelines for Opioid Prescriptions & More - Dr. David Neff

Alternative Pain Management and How the Medical Field May Assist In Reducing Opioid Addiction - Jessica Gayta, PharmD

Death from Drugs: What are the Autopsies Saying? - Dr. Ljubisa Dragovic

This seminar is presented by the OCBA Municipal, Criminal and Medical-Legal Committees.  

Fees:  This event is offered free of charge and is sponsored by BioMed Specialty Pharmacy; Lisa Anderson, Esq., Johnson, Rosati, Schultz, Jopich PC; Emily Thomas, Esq., Reiter & Walsh, PC; and the Law Office of J. Randall Secontine, PLLC. Beverages and a continental breakfast will be provided.  

Registration: Register at Substance Abuse. Registration for this event will end May 2, 2017.   

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