‘Addiction’ Film Showing and Discussion March 27 at Sandburg

  Aaron Frey
  Monday, March 11, 2019 2:40 PM
  Campus News

Galesburg, IL

A showing of the film “Addiction” and panel discussion on drug addiction prevention will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. March 27 in the Student Center on Carl Sandburg College’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

The showing and panel will be hosted by Sue Tisdale of the Human Service Center of Peoria, whose son Richard “Duney” Long died of an opioid overdose in 2015 at age 28. The hour-long film and 30-minute discussion are both free and open to the public.

Tisdale’s goal is to educate and raise awareness about the science of opioid addiction; change the conversation about addiction to reduce language that prevents people from seeking treatment; connect communities and families struggling with substance use to available resources; and inform people about medical approaches to treatment.

More than 70,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with Illinois seeing a 14.3 percent increase in drug overdose deaths from 2016 to 2017.

For more information about the program, contact Stacey Rucker, director of Corporate and Leisure College, at 309.341.5330 or srucker@sandburg.edu.

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