Bob TwillmanYou are invited to a community forum to learn about and discuss the continuing problem of opioid addiction in our community.  "Come Together for Change" is planned for Wednesday at the Gateway Center in Collinsville.  There will sessions from 9am -12pm, and from 6pm - 9pm.

The sessions will include screenings of "Chasing the Dragon," which is a documentary about opioid abuse and addiction.  The keynote speaker will be Bob Twillman, Ph.D., who is responsible for overseeing federal and state pain policy developments.  Madison County Health Department spokesman Amy Yeager tells The Big Z there will be local speakers and a chance for discussion.

Click here for Yeager's comments

Registration is required, and you can do so through at You can view the event via live stream if you can't make it in person.

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