The Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office, Bonneville Media and Use Only As Directed, the state’s opioid public awareness campaign, are partnering to host a town hall in September, addressing the opioid crisis gripping the community. In Utah, 7,000 opioid prescriptions are filled every day and five Utahns die every week from opioid overdose. The distinguished group of panelists, including SAFE Project co-founder Admiral Winnefeld, will talk about the problem with a focus on prevention, and what’s being done to combat the epidemic in Salt Lake County. The public is encouraged to attend and ask questions during the Q&A portion of the event.
Admiral James Winnefeld Jr. – Retired U.S. Navy Admiral, ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Co-Chair, SAFE Project, lost son to opioids
Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson
Destiny Garcia – Woman in recovery and SLCo Mayor’s Office employee
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill
Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera
Dr. David Hasleton – Intermountain Healthcare
Susannah Burt – Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health