W Ky SummitWESTERN Ky. (2/15/20) — Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center, Henderson Chamber, Hopkins County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Henderson Economic Development have partnered to organize the Western Kentucky Opioid/SUD Summit set for 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at Ballard Convention Center in Madisonville.

The summit will outline Community Solutions to Substance Use Disorder offering continuing education unit hours for licensed professional counselors, nurses, social workers, human resources, therapists, physicians and DLG elected officials.

Tickets are available for $35 online at www.hendersonkychamber.com, which includes lunch, snacks and event material.

Debra Jay, public speaker and author of “No More Letting Go: The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction,” is scheduled to serve as keynote speaker.

Ballard Convention Center's location is 605 E. Arch St., Madisonville.

The agenda includes the following:

• Corey King: 19 year veteran with Kentucky State Police on How to identify an addict.


• Van Ingram: Executive Director for the KY office of Drug Control Policy on History and Current status of this Epidemic.

• Sonia Osman and Ashley McCarty on Workforce Solutions Rob Perez – DV8 – Recovery Friendly employer of Lexington. 

• Dr. Patrick Withrow: Outreach Director at Baptist Health Paducah on the Science of Addiction
Alex Elswick, University of KY-Extension Specialist for Substance Use Prevention and Recovery.

• Information about nationally recognized Camp Mariposa.

• Derek Shelton: Contemporary Solutions to Pain Management.

• Personal Testimonials

For more information, contact Ellen Redding at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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