Come Tell It Like It Is! A Discussion on the Opioid Epidemic

May 14
May 14 2019, 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT

Austin Public Library - Carver Branch
Austin, TX 78702

Marcos Martinez
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According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 64,000 Americans were killed by drug overdoses in 2016 and at least two-thirds of those were caused by opioids. What should we do about the opioid epidemic?

This forum will discuss this national issue and various courses of action that can be taken to alleviate the problem. All participants must remain respectful and courteous of others’ opinions and ideas. The discussion will be facilitated by a staff member or volunteer of the Library.

The forum is free and requires no registration to attend. Materials and literature about this issue will be provided at the host library, while supplies last, or access the materials at National Issues Forums: Issue Guides. While it is encouraged to read the material before the discussion, it is not required.

Join us for our other discussions listed below taking place in each of the City of Austin Council Districts at a hosting library. For additional information, contact Marcos Martinez at or at 512-974-9859.

  • 6-8 PM, Sunday, June 2 | Pleasant Hill Branch | Immigration
  • 6:30-8:30 PM, Thursday, July 18 | Little Walnut Creek Branch | Immigration
  • 6-8 PM, Monday, Aug 12 | Manchaca Road Branch | National Debt
  • 6:30-8:30 PM, Thursday, Sept 12 | Central Library | Our Political System
  • 6:30-8:30 PM, Thursday, Sept 12 | Central Library | Opioid Epidemic
  • 6-8 PM, Monday, Sept 23 | Old Quarry Branch | Immigration
  • 6-8 PM, Tuesday, Nov 12 | Spicewood Springs Branch | Opioid Epidemic

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