Opioid Seminar Planned

Chemical health professionals from Red Lake, will spend three days this week updating the band on efforts to curb opioid addiction and other ways to improve members’ health. It all happens during the 12th-annual Community Wellness Summit, aimed at focusing on the state of emergency that was declared last summer, in response to the opioid epidemic that is not only affecting the reservation, but also the entire nation. Formerly called the Drug and Gang Summit, it will run Wednesday through Friday, and include workshops on healthy relationships, opioids, medication assisted treatment, community collaboration and ceremonies and traditions. A question-and-answer period will be held Friday