New Braunfels “Drug Crisis in our Backyard” Roundtable Series

Christ Presbyterian Church: 1620 Common St, New Braunfels, TX 78130 - 1/23/18 6:00 pm

Fred­er­icks­burg, TX (01/18/18) —  Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kyle Bie­der­mann (R- Fred­er­icks­burg) has announced he will join local law enforce­ment and school offi­cials to host a series of Drug Cri­sis Round­ta­bles specif­i­cal­ly focused on the recent hero­in, opi­oid and metham­phet­a­mine drug epidemic.

Accord­ing to the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion drug over­dose deaths and opi­oid-involved deaths con­tin­ue to increase in the Unit­ed States. Since 1999, the num­ber of over­dose deaths involv­ing opi­oids quadru­pled. The major­i­ty of drug over­dose deaths, more than six out of ten, involve an opi­oid. 91 Amer­i­cans die every day from an opi­oid overdose.

“This is an issue beyond dai­ly pol­i­tics. All of us are affect­ed by the drug cri­sis in our back­yard and we must work togeth­er as a com­mu­ni­ty to search for answers and pro­vide sup­port. The hero­in epi­dem­ic that is plagu­ing our com­mu­ni­ties must be con­front­ed head on. The count­less sto­ries and news­pa­per head­lines are absolute­ly heart­break­ing. My goal is to bring togeth­er our local, state and fed­er­al offi­cials as well as our school offi­cials and local com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers to work togeth­er to com­bat this issue. As a state leg­is­la­tor, I’ve com­mit­ted to doing every­thing in my pow­er to get the resources need­ed to com­bat this cri­sis and keep our chil­dren and com­mu­ni­ties safe,” said State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kyle Biedermann.

Over the next few weeks, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Bie­der­mann will host a total of three round­ta­bles in New Braun­fels, Boerne and Fred­er­icks­burg. The round­ta­bles will be focused on dis­cussing the recent spike in meth, hero­in and opi­oid use. Bie­der­mann plans to work with law enforce­ment, school offi­cials, local, state and fed­er­al offi­cials as well as with the com­mu­ni­ty to com­bat this epidemic.

Drug Cri­sis Round­table dates and loca­tions include:

  • Tues­day, Jan­u­ary 23, 6PM: Christ Pres­by­ter­ian Church: 1620 Com­mon St, New Braun­fels, TX 78130
  • Mon­day, Jan­u­ary 29, 6:30PM: Patrick Heath Pub­lic Library: 451 N Main St, Boerne, TX 78006
  • Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 1, 6PM: Oak Hills Church: 224 FM 2093, Fred­er­icks­burg, TX 78624

Drug Cri­sis Round­table con­firmed atten­dees include:

  • State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kyle Biedermann
  • Comal Coun­ty Sheriff’s office
  • Kendall Coun­ty Sheriff’s office
  • Comal ISD
  • Boerne ISD Super­in­ten­dent Dr. Tom­my Price
  • Boerne ISD Dr. Hol­ly Rob­les BISD Counselor
  • San Anto­nio PD Bri­an Beilefeld
  • For­mer Deputy Chief Bexar Coun­ty Sher­iff Joe Hamilton
  • And more


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