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Bristow plans opioid summit for area residents

State Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Godfrey, will be host of an opioid summit from 5:30 until 8 p.m. on Monday ,June 25, at the Commons at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey.

bristow monica2018“Since taking office, one of my priorities has been addressing the opioid epidemic that we are living in. Although it may be facing Illinois on a much grander scale, I believe we can do things within our community to protect our families and minimize the number of victims we lose to opioid overdose,” said Bristow. “I believe bringing together the community to discuss the topic is a step in the right direction to combatting the crisis.”

Steve Nonn, Madison County coroner, as well as representatives from OSF HealthCare, Centerstone, Chestnut, New Vision and the Department of Insurance will share information regarding Madison County drug overdoses, education, treatment and recovery. The event is free to the public.

“The speakers at this event all come from rich backgrounds in professions that handle opioid overdose in our neighborhoods,” said Bristow “I encourage anyone to attend, regardless of if you know someone who has suffered from drug addiction. Being aware of what is going on in our community makes us valuable active members, and I believe we can eradicate the issue better if we are all equipped with the proper knowledge and tools.”

For more information, contact Bristow’s office at (618) 465-5900 or

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