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Rouzer announces opioid symposium

Today, Congressman Rouzer announced details for the 7th District Opioid Symposium which builds upon his work to raise awareness, decrease the stigma, and inform members of the community on best practices throughout the district in an effort to curb the opioid epidemic. 

“The 7th District of North Carolina is comprised of nine counties with a wide range of communities from urban to very rural.  Throughout the district there are unique challenges presented by the opioid epidemic with a variety of initiatives that have been taken to address them.  The objective of the 7th District Opioid Symposium is to gather the best and brightest from across Southeastern North Carolina, those who have been working tirelessly on the issue, to spark a meaningful dialogue district-wide laying out best practices to address the issues of stigma, rehabilitation, prevention and enforcement.  The Opioid Symposium will also serve as a resource for those who are either struggling or have a loved one struggling with addiction to learn where they can go for treatment and recovery in all nine counties across the 7th District. 

I am especially grateful to the wide-range of dedicated community servants who agreed to join my Opioid Steering Committee and have been meeting and collaborating with my office during the past 10 months to prepare for and make this event a reality.  The 7th District Opioid Symposium will help complement the many efforts being made at all levels of the government to curb this scourge.”

Congressman David Rouzer’s 7th District Opioid Symposium

WHO:  Congressman David Rouzer hosts 7th District Opioid Symposium

WHAT:  A symposium, comprised of four different panels, to share best practices throughout the 7th District as it relates to stigma, treatment and resources, prevention and law enforcement

WHERE:  The 7th District Opioids Symposium will be held in Wilmington at the Coastline Conference & Event Center located on 501 Nutt Street.  In an effort to make the event as accessible as possible, the Opioid Symposium will also be streamed live via Congressman Rouzer’s Facebook and Youtube pages.  For those in the northern part of the 7th District who are unable to attend the event in Wilmington, there will be a simulcast of the Symposium at the Maxwell Regional Agriculture and Convention Center located at 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive in Goldsboro.  Those wishing to attend the event in Wilmington are asked to RSVP here.

WHEN:  Monday, July 30th from 6 to 8 p.m. 

HOW:  Members of the press wishing to attend the event must RSVP to Danielle Smotkin at DANIELLE.SMOTKIN@MAIL.HOUSE.GOV.  Further details regarding media availability, satellite streaming, panelists and other logistics will be shared closer to the date of the event.