A special roundtable on the opioid epidemic is being held at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth.
Florida Senator Jack Latvala, Chair of the Appropriations Committee, was invited to host the event by local Senator Kevin Rader and Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay.
Latvala says the crisis is affecting our area more than many other parts of the state and he wants to hear directly from the professionals and families directly involved with the issue.
During the first five months of this year, there were 311 opioid overdoses in Palm Beach County, compared with 258 over the same time frame in 2016. There were just under 600 overdose deaths in the county during all of last year.
Florida received a $54 million federal grant to address the opioid crisis.
Senator Latvala’s roundtable will be Tuesday, August 8 from 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon in Room PSD 108 at Palm Beach State College located at 4200 Congress Avenue in Lake Worth Florida.
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