Franklin Tomorrow’s October FrankTalks event will cover the topic of substance abuse in the community with a focus on vaping and opioid use.
The date will be Monday, Oct. 7, to avoid a conflict with the holiday on our regular date of the second Monday of the month. This event will begin at 9 a.m. with a 30-minute coffee social, followed by the hour-long program at 9:30 a.m. at Franklin Police Headquarters, 900 Columbia Ave.
Our panel of speakers includes Lyndsey Wilhelm and Brittany LaBorde, health educators with Williamson County Health Department, Sgt. Brant Pewitt, who supervises the Williamson County Sheriff Department’s Student Resource Officers, Chief Deb Faulkner of Franklin Police Department, and a representative from the Williamson Medical Center medical community.
This panel will discuss the presence of substance abuse in our schools and community while sharing how this issue is being addressed.
To RSVP, follow this link.
According to a recent article by Pew Charitable Trusts, “Adolescent cigarette smoking declined for more than four decades, but the most recent annual survey by the National Institute on Drug Abuse found an increase in adolescents using Juuls and other e-cigarettes to inhale nicotine vapors. Almost twice as many high school seniors surveyed were vaping in 2018 as in 2017, increasing from 11% to nearly 21%.”
FrankTalks events are made possible by sponsorships from Williamson Medical Center and Renasant Bank.