Wellness Symposium to focus on meth crisis

ABERDEEN, S.D. (HubCityRadio.com) – The methamphetamine crisis will be the topic at the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Health and Wellness Committee’s Wellness Symposium. The event takes place Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Johnson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Northern State.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and there will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and receive information. The speakers start at 6 p.m. There is no cost to attend. It is sponsored by NSU.

Lisa Anderson, Director of Public Relations for the Chamber, talked about the symposium.

There will be a six-speaker panel that includes Detective Brad Jung of the Aberdeen Police Department, Brant Winter of Aberdeen Fire and Rescue, Jim White, Clinic Supervisor of the Substance Use Disorder program at Northeastern Mental Health Center, Crystal Christenson of Wessington Springs (sharing her family’s story of meth addiction), Dave Jansa, Program Advisor with Face it Together, and Governor Kristi Noem.

Anderson said the event is open to anyone who has questions about meth.