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Is the Opioid Crisis affecting Shreveport? Experts weigh in

A panel of experts will discuss the current state of the Opioid Crisis in North Louisiana (Source: KSLA) A panel of experts will discuss the current state of the Opioid Crisis in North Louisiana (Source: KSLA)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The Community Foundation of North Louisiana and Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA) will host a discussion on the current state of the Opioid Crisis in the region.

Emily Smith with The Community Foundation says the purpose of the event is to create awareness.

"We want to bring to light all of the problems that come along with the Opioid Crisis and just start a conversation about it," said Smith.

The event will stream live on Facebook for public viewing and will take place at the Robinson Film Center.

Smith says they are expecting nearly 150 people in attendance.

Four local experts make up the panel, including Dr. Robert H. Jackson, Dr. Nicholas E. Goeders, Peter Bunce and Bill Rose.

Dr. Jackson says he hopes to be able to answer questions for those in attendance and share his insight into the issue.

"I'm sure people will be wondering how we got here, why it got so bad, and what can we do about it," said Jackson.

The discussion will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 5 to 6 p.m.

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