Local History Week #1: History of Opioid Epidemics

When:
August 26, 2019 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
2019-08-26T18:15:00-04:00
2019-08-26T20:00:00-04:00
Where:
Clark Coutny Public Library
370 South Burns Avenue Winchester KY 40391
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Julie Maurskin
(859) 744-5661

Presented by Dr. Claire Clark, Ph.D, MPH

The current opioid epidemic is not the first our country has faced; in fact, it’s the third. This presentation compares and contrasts the current opioid epidemic with similar crises that took place fifty and one hundred years ago and emphasizes Kentucky’s centrality in the ongoing national narrative about addiction’s causes and cures.

Dr. Clark is the Educational Coordinator and Assistant Professor of University of Kentucky’s Department of Behavioral Science. Dual trained as an historian of medicine (PhD) and behavioral scientist (MPH), she dedicates most of her effort to developing educational programs with secondary effort dedicated to research and service.
She is the author of The Recovery Revolution: The Battle Over Addiction Treatment in the United States.

Menu ($8 per ticket, available August 1)
Sliced Top Round in Gravy
Caesar Salad
Broccoli w/ Hollandaise
Mashed Potatoes
Cheesecake
Sweet & Unsweet Tea

Space is limited, please register to attend. Dinners begin at 615 PM, program at 7 PM. Tickets are available at the library starting August 1 for a price of $8. There are a limited number of spaces available to simply view the performance. Either way, registration is required. Sign up for program only attendance by calling 744-5661 or visiting the library.