Sam Quinones has spent more than three decades immersed in the origins and culture where the opioid creation and use in Mexico originated, before expanding to the United States. His firsthand accounts present a foundation for how the opioid epidemic began and grew by way of retailing black tar heroin and addiction through pain medications as a parallel.
Quinones’ career as a journalist has spanned 30 years—Living for ten years as a freelance writer in Mexico, where he wrote his first two books. He returned to the United States to work for the L.A. Times, covering immigration, drug trafficking, neighborhood stories, and gangs.
A discussion panel comprised of community health leaders and officials followed Quinones’ presentation to engage the audience discussing issues related to drug addiction, the opioid epidemic and ideas for local solutions.
West Lafayette Speaker Series
|Michael Budd||CEO of United Way of Greater Lafayette|
|Sam Quinones||Journalist, Author and Speaker, National Opiate Epidemic|
|Tony Roswarski||Mayor of Lafayette|
|Honorable Kristen McVey||Judge for Tippecanoe Superior Court 5|
|Khala Hochstedler||Administrator Tippecanoe Dept. of Health|
|Jason Huber||Executive Director for Community Corrections|
|John Catron, LMHC, LCAC||Clinical Manager at Innovative Medicine|
|Grace Paton, CAPRC||Program Coordinator Teen Hope-APG, Recovery Coach for Tippecanoe Dept. of Health|
|Stafka Poweleit, MSW, LCSW, CADCII||Meridian Addictions and Recovery Center Practice Manager|
Date and Time
Mon, September 30, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
850 Steven Beering Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47906