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Blackhawk Republican Women Federated to host talk on prescription drug abuse

Tickets on sale for 'Dose of Action - How to Tackle Our National Health Crisis'

Prescription drug abuse is a complex issue that affects Americans in all walks of life, and to help local residents learn about how to tackle the issue head on, Blackhawk Republican Women Federated plans to host a special talk on how to confront opioid addiction this week.

To help foster the discussion, which aptly named "Dose of Action - How to Tackle Our National Health Crisis," April Rovero, executive director of the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse, will be on hand to talk about her organization as well as her family’s personal experience with prescription drug abuse addiction.

According to the coalition, the group was founded in 2010 months after Rovero lost her son Joseph from “a lethal combination of alcohol and prescription medication that had been prescribed by a doctor just nine days before.”

Today the group functions to prevent prescription drug abuse, addiction and overdose deaths through community education, policy change and legislative advocacy.

Tickets for the event cost $27, available online at www.blackhawkrepublicanwomen.org and must be purchased no later than noon on Monday. "Dose of Action - How to Tackle Our National Health Crisis” will be held Wednesday (Nov. 20), from 5:30-7 p.m at the Blackhawk Country Club ballroom, 599 Blackhawk Club Dr., Danville.

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