Watch opioid summit live at AARP Facebook page

Paul Clark
Black Mountain News
Opioid epidemic, drug abuse concept with closeup on two heroin syringes or other narcotics surrounded by scattered prescription opioids. Oxycodone is the generic name for a range of opioid painkillers

The opioid summit at Lakeview Center for Active Aging at Lake Tomahawk at 10 a.m. today will be livestreamed on 

A regional panel of experts that includes medical professionals and law enforcement will discuss the impact of opioids on our communities and older adults. Law enforcement agencies will accept drugs for disposal. Black Mountain Police Department and HealthRidge Pharmacy will participate.

The expert panel includes:

  • Holly Jones, NC Department of Justice
  • Christina Stenhouse, Buncombe County DSS
  • Julia Gibson, Land of Sky Regional Council
  • Greg Christopher, Haywood County Sherriff
  • Curt Crowhurst, TRIAD Henderson County
  • Julie Honeycutt, HopeRx
  • Rebecca Chaplin, AARP Mountain Region