American communities are presently facing their most serious drug epidemic in over 25 years. Neighborhoods of all sizes, ethnic compositions, and socioeconomic levels have been afflicted by an exponential growth in the abuse heroin and prescription opiate painkillers. The Brentwood Police Department recognizes the importance of engaging the community in a dialogue about this urgent crime and public health matter. On August 22nd, the department will host a town hall meeting to provide a frank and informative discussion on both the prevention and the treatment of opiate abuse. Representatives of both the medical and law enforcement fields will be on hand to lead lectures and interactive workshops. The event will take place from 6PM to 9PM at the Brentwood Middle-High School Auditorium. For more information, please view the flyer here.