Join Ventura County Behavioral Health in August to discuss the Rx and Heroin issue in Ventura County. Learn about Ventura County’s response to the growing problem of prescription pain medication and heroin abuse. Labeled a nationwide crisis and epidemic, reports from professionals and the community made it clear that this region was far from immune. Confronting prescription drug and heroin abuse is essential to protecting the public health and safety of all Ventura County residents.
Keynote Speaker Sam Quinones author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. A 2015 National Book Critics Circle award winner for the Best Nonfiction Book, recounts twin stories of drug marketing in the 21st Century: A pharmaceutical corporation flogs its legal new opiate prescription painkiller as non-addictive.
Featured Speaker Danny Trejo, Iconic actor, producer and recovery advocate. Danny has developed a prolific career in the movie business, yet his road to success has been hard earned and anything but typical. From imprisonment to helping young people battle drug addiction, acting to producing, the name, face, and achievements of Danny Trejo are well recognized in Hollywood.