Illuminate the Valley event to address the opioid crisis

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Published: Feb. 4, 2022 at 11:34 AM CST
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - The Red River Recovery Initiative is presenting “Illuminate the Valley”, a year-long series of five community-building events aimed at addressing the opioid crisis.

According to the group, opioid addiction and abuse is a public health crisis and addressing it is one of the key priorities outlined in the 2022 Fargo Metro Community Health Needs Assessment.

Illuminate the Valley is a virtual event happening from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 4. Guest speakers include:

  • Sarah Chatelain-Gress: “No Mud, No Lotus. A widow in recovery shares how one can transform the pain of the past into the fuel of our future.”
  • Scott Geiselhart: “I See in Color Again: One Firefighter’s story of survival and a message of hope for PTSD and suicide.”
  • Joe Johnson: “The Hope Dealer”

There’s also a narcan training happening for those who are interested. Narcan kits, deterra bags, and other materials were sent out to those who registered, and available at designated pick-up locations.

You can register for the event HERE. Or attend at one of the watch party locations:

  • The Lotus Center, 1401 8th Street South, Suite 3, Moorhead, MN 56560
  • Ideal Option, 3345 39th St S Suite 1, Fargo, ND 58104

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