The Lewiston-Altura School District is hosting a free community event to provide education and support about opioid use and addiction. In light of the national opioid epidemic and increasing overdose deaths each year, organizers are partnering with local experts and guest presenters to prevent opioid misuse. “The percentage of students in Winona County who report using a prescription pain killer not prescribed to them is slightly higher the national average, so this information needs to be heard by students and adults” (Phil Huerta, Winona County ASAP Program Coordinator).
The free event will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the Lewiston-Altura High School Gymnasium. Special guest Colleen Ronnei, Founder of Change the Outcome, will join the panel to share her family’s personal story of how they lost their son to an overdose and her efforts to make something good from her heartbreak. Change the Outcome, a non-profit organization, will present information and testimonials alongside people in recovery, local law enforcement, healthcare, and resource agencies.
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- Colleen Ronnei – Founder of Change the Outcome
- Student/young adult impact speaker from Change the Outcome
- Bridget Klinger – Winona Police Department Liasion Officer
- Carin Hyter – Winona County Drug Court Coordinator
- Nick Walch – Winona County Narcotics Investigator