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.
Richmond Speaker Series
|Phil Quinn||101.7 WHON-FM - The Point, Ivy Tech - Richmond|
|Sam Quinones||Journalist, Author and Speaker, National Opiate Epidemic|
|Dave Snow||Mayor, Richmond, Indiana|
|Brad Barrett||Indiana State Representative, District 56|
|Erika Brandenstein, MD||OB/GYN, Reid Health|
|Morgan Walker||Director, Wayne County Community Corrections|
|Ron Stevens||Coroner, Wayne County|
|Lisa Suttle, RN-BC||Regional Vice President Clinical Services, Meridian Health Services|
|Annamarie Varvel||Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, Meridian Health Services|
Date and Time
Tue, October 1, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
Ivy Tech Community College - Johnson Hall
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374