Opioids, fentanyl crisis topic of next Dodd town hall

FAIRFIELD — California Attorney General Rob Bonta will be the featured guest at Sen. Bill Dodd’s April 26 virtual town hall on the opioid and fentanyl crisis.

The event follows a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which estimated that more than 100,000 Americans – including about 10,000 in California – died of drug overdoses during the period. of one year which ended in April 2021.

California Attorney General Rob Bonta

Other speakers include Mona Leonardi, co-founder of the Napa-based fentanyl awareness nonprofit named after her son, Michael Leonardi, who died of fentanyl poisoning; Dr. Mario San Bartolome, medical director of the Social Determinants of Health Center for Innovation and board member of the California Society of Addiction Medicine; and Dr. Tauheed Zaman, addiction psychiatrist at the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center and assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco.

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. and will be streamed live (audio) on KSVY.org.

Video of the event can be followed at https://sd03.senate.ca.gov; www.facebook.com/SenBillDodd; www.youtube.com/user/SonomaTV and SonomaTV.org. The event will also be broadcast on KSVY 91.3 FM.

Email questions to [email protected]. Call in question at 707-933-9133.

Jessica C. Bell