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Conference to confront opioid crisis

Affecting everyone from middle school children to grandparents, the opioid crisis has extended throughout the community.

“It’s no respecter of persons,” said DeKalb Drug Coalition Coordinator Lisa Cripps, pointing to the upcoming opioid addiction and prescribing conference slated for March 20 at the DeKalb Community Complex. “It affects every family, every household in some way, from middle school children to grandparents. It touches everybody.”

Cripps is urging concerned citizens to attend the conference which begins with a meal at 5:30 with the conference going from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Mitchell Mutter is keynote speaker.

“We ...


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