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Drug Summit scheduled for Dec. 2 in Harlan

Harlan Countains are preparing for a drug summit scheduled for Dec. 2 at the Harlan Center, moving together to find a solution to the drug epidemic. Registration beings at 8 a.m. with a welcome by Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley at 9 a.m.

The event is open to the public, with businesses, civic leaders, nonprofits, churches and youth service personnel encouraged to attend. Exhibitors with resources, information or other useful items are also encouraged to set up a display booth.

There is no registration fee for the summit and lunch will be provided.

For more information regarding the drug summit or to register, call the judge-executive’s’s office at 606-573-2600.

The full agenda for the drug summit is as follows:

8 a.m. Registration

9 a.m. Welcome, Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley

9:10 a.m. Overview of the opioid, meth and heroin crisis, Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy Van Ingram

9:35 a.m. Testimony, Sierra Dodd

9:50 a.m. Panel discussion on local resources for treatment

10:20 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Panel discussion on bridging the gap between treatment, recovery and employers

11:15 a.m. Panel discussion on faith based involvement in the crisis (How can my church help?)

12 p.m. Lunch and keynote speaker, CEO of Operation UNITE Nancy Hale

1:15 p.m. Break

1:30 p.m. Breakout sessions

3:15 p.m. Break

3:25 p.m. Discussion on transitional housing opportunities for people after treatment and why they are needed

3:50 p.m. Action steps and commitments from individuals, businesses, community partners and faith-based partners

4:10 p.m. Closing comments and adjournment