Community event raises awareness of opiod, prescription drug abuse – Feb. 22 event will be available live on TV … – Crookston Daily Times

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Showing of local documentary will be followed by panel discussion and community conversation with experts.

    If you’re unable to attend in person the free community forum in Crookston on Wednesday, Feb. 22 on opioid use and abuse, you’ll also be able to watch it on TV or your computer.

    Wednesday’s event, which will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Crookston High School auditorium, will feature the showing of FADED, a 45 minute local documentary produced by MeiLi Smith that follows four families impacted by prescription drugs, heroin and synthetic fentanyl, and it will be followed by a panel discussion and community conversation with experts from the courts, healthcare, mental health, public health, and law enforcement.

    Anyone who cannot attend may watch the event live on local Channel 3. Or, those who do not have access to Channel 3 or would prefer to watch on their computer can access a YouTube link by visiting the homepage of the City of Crookston website (  

    The event is sponsored by PC Wellness Coalition, PC Sheriff’s Office, PC Attorney’s Office, RiverView Health and RiverView Recovery, Crookston PD, PC Public Health, Crookston Ambulance Service, P2P Drug Task Force, UMC, Crookston Public Schools, Community Volunteers, NW Mental Health Center and Altru Health System.

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