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Opiate Crisis Discussion Panel

Catawba Valley Community College’s Interdisciplinary Read Committee invites members of the community to a panel discussion on America’s opiate crisis on Wed., Nov. 14, in the East Wing Auditorium located on the Main Campus on US Hwy. 70 SE in Hickory.


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The discussion is in conjunction with the college’s annual Interdisciplinary Read selection “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” by Sam Quinones.

Panelists include a doctor, parent, former addict, police officer, and others affected by the opioid epidemic. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the question and answer format to help better understand the impact that opioid addiction is having on our community.

During the college’s year-long examination of each year’s interdisciplinary read selection, students from various core disciplines are challenged to consider themselves as part of a larger community and society. “Dreamland” is a timely selection as Catawba County has one of the highest addiction rates in the nation.

Individuals with a disability needing accommodations should contact CVCC’s Counselor for Students with Disabilities at least 72 hours in advance to allow time to arrange the services at 828-327-7000, ext. 4222, or



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