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'Arkansans Ask' to address opioid addiction Aug. 17 on AETN

Posted 14 Aug 2017

'Arkansans Ask: Opioid Addiction' will air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m.

Addiction and deaths related to opioids – drugs prescribed to treat moderate and severe pain – continue to rise in Arkansas. Expert guests will discuss the facts behind the state's situation, treatment options and available resources.

Viewers may submit questions and comments during the live broadcast at 800-662-2386, or on Twitter with #ARAsk.

Panelists include: Arkansas State Drug Director Kirk Lane; John Kirtley, Pharm.D., executive director of the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy; Dr. Michael Mancino, M.D., program director of the Center for Addiction Services and Treatment, UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute; and William Scott Doerhoff, executive director of the William Christian Doerhoff Memorial Foundation. Veteran journalist Steve Barnes will host.

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