Bettering the San Diego Region Through Multireligious Cooperation

Tuesday, March 14, 7 pm

Dangers of Fentanyl:  What Faith Leaders Need to Know

The San Diego Regional Interfaith Collaborative (SDRIC) will host a gathering at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 at the Bahai Center, 6545 Alcala Knolls Drive in San Diego, for faith communities to learn how they can help respond to the fentanyl epidemic. The guest speaker is Rocky Herron, a former US Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent investigating narcotics trafficking at the local, national, and international level. He has conducted more than 500 presentations to 130,000 youth in the US and 14 other countries.

Bill Perno will discuss the importance of naloxone or Narcan for administering to those suffering from an opioid overdose. Free doses of Narcan will be available to administer to overdose victims attendees may encounter.   Bill is an alcohol and other drug Prevention Specialist with Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego. He is also a retired San Diego County Deputy Sheriff and a subject matter expert for synthetic drugs including Synthetic Cannabinoids “Spice”, Synthetic Stimulants “Bath Salts”, Synthetic Opioids; Fentanyl and Fentanyl analogs and other emerging drug trends. Bill was instrumental in the passage of California State laws banning synthetic drugs and has worked with local governments to create city and county ordinances.

7 pm, San Diego Bahá’í Faith-Center, 6545 Alcala Knolls Dr, San Diego, CA 92111.

The event is free.  Registration is requested but not required.  Light refreshments will be served.

Register here.