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Northland conferees study rise – and reasons – in illegal drug use

By Joy Tipping, Managing Editor

Editors note: Part 1 of the Northland Prevention Conference ran on Pg. 5 of the March 9 issue of The Richmond News.

Two sessions at the 2018 Northland Prevention Conference: “Resilience: We Can Build It!” — “Drug Trends in Teens: Where are Things Headed?” and “Do I Need this Pill? Understanding Pain and the Opioid Epidemic” — related strongly to the nationwide opioid epidemic, which is hitting Ray County especially hard.

The conference took place March 2 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty, and was co-sponsored by the Northland Coalition and Tri-County Mental Health Services. Several Ray County Coalition representatives were among the 300 registered attendees.

The complete story is in the Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Richmond News.

Click here for our E-edition and read the rest of the story.

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