The Rotary Clubs of Bloomington, Buffalo, Eden Prairie Noon,
Edina, North Minneapolis and Rogers will host a community workshop on opioid awareness and overdose prevention 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave.
The program will include a discussion on the history of the opioid crisis, Rotary’s campaign against the epidemic, treatment and intervention options for addicts, pain management and opioids, and safe disposal of unused prescription opioids.
“Even with the pervasiveness of the opioid epidemic across our state and nation, too few fully understand the impact, risks or actions they can take to address the climbing number of deaths,” said organizer Josh Sprague of the Rotary Club of Edina. “The primary objective of this workshop is to increase opioid awareness and foster a baseline of prevention within our communities.”
The six clubs, along with Rotary International District 5950, have provided funding to the Steve Rummler HOPE Network to develop a web-based teaching portal and online curriculum that can be used by anyone to facilitate workshops on the subject. The curriculum will be debuted at the May 3 workshop hosted by the clubs.
Speakers at the event will include Lexi Reed Holtum of the Steve Rummler HOPE Network, Dr. Stephen Delisi of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Dr. Peter Stiles of TRIA, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and Rob Reynolds of Verde Technologies.
Cost for the luncheon is $20 per person. Seating is limited and registration is required. To register, visit EdinaRotary.org.