April 9 – Can Seattle beat its Heroin Addiction problem?

Could safe injection sites in Seattle’s neighborhoods be a way to help counterbalance the more negative impacts of our heroin epidemic? Will the newly assign Heroin and Prescription Opiate Taskforce help identify solutions to the problem, and, more importantly, can the City and the County fully fund the services and solutions identified by the Taskforce that are necessary to help meet the needs of these vulnerable people?

Please join us on April 9 as our panel discusses the issue.  We will be joined by Brad Finegood, Assistant Director of King County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Division and co-chair of the King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s Heroin and Prescription Opiate Taskforce; Tim Durkan, who has closely observed the homeless and addict community in Seattle (and currently has a photography show on the issue); and Shiloh Murphy, founder and Executive Director of the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance, and member of the Taskforce.

More on the issue here.

 

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