“Community Crisis: Combating Opioid Addiction in New Mexico” at Kimo Theater Saturday
The FBI Albuquerque Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBIACAAA) will present “Community Crisis: Combating Opioid Addiction in New Mexico” from 1 ‒ 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Downtown KiMo Theatre.
This free event will include a 50-minute screening of the documentary “Chasing the Dragon,” a joint production of the FBI and DEA that was created to raise awareness about heroin and opioid abuse in the United States.
The documentary contains several case studies of people who became addicted to opiates or had family members who were addicted. This movie includes strong content and is not recommended for children under 12.
Following the screening, subject matter experts from law enforcement, government, educational, and community organizations will address the topic of opioid abuse in New Mexico, what their agencies are doing about it, and the resources available to the public.
This is a free event for the community to bring awareness to this crisis.
Please be sure to register early at www.KiMotickets.com. Even though there is no charge to attend, tickets will be required for entry.
The FBIACAAA is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that supports local, state, and federal law enforcement through community engagement, education and outreach.
The FBIACAAA is distinct and separate from the FBI. You can learn more about this organization at http://fbiacaaa.org
Moderator Steve Soliz, KOB Evening News Anchor
John Anderson, U.S. Attorney, District of New Mexico
James Langenberg, Special Agent in Charge, Albuquerque FBI Division
Ron Riddle, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, DEA
Jennifer Weiss-Burke, Executive Director, Healing Addiction in Our Community (HAC) & Serenity Mesa Youth Recovery Center
Gilbert Ramirez, City of Albuquerque, Deputy Director of Family and Community Services, representing Mayor Tim Keller
Dr. Marcello Maviglia, Molina Healthcare, Opioid Addiction Psychiatrist
Donald Hume, Recovered Addict, Peer Support Specialist Supervisor, Molina Healthcare Central Region
Cat Franklin, LCSW, Molina Healthcare, Behavior Health Transition Coach
Kristin Matson, RN, Presbyterian Medical Group
Dr. Mikiko Takeda, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, UNM College of Pharmacy
Dr. Amy Bachyrycz, UNM College of Pharmacy, NM Opioid Training and Education Programs
Stephanie Colmenero, Senior, Atrisco Heritage Academy High School; President, Youth Against Drug Abuse (YADA)
What: FBI Albuquerque Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBIACAAA) presentation: “Community Crisis: Combating Opioid Addiction in New Mexico”
When: Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 1-4 p.m.
Where: Downtown KiMo Theatre, 423 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque
Cost: Free, but tickets required. Register early at www.KiMotickets.com