Learning from Experience: Personal Stories from the Opioid Epidemic

Join the Baldwin Wallace University PA program on March 4 for an in-person and livestreamed event: “Learning from Experience: Personal Stories from the Opioid Epidemic. 

Students from Baldwin Wallace’s PA program will be joined by students from other Ohio programs at Case Western Reserve University and Lake Erie College to discuss the devastating effects of opioid and heroin use that continue to impact communities nationwide. PA students routinely receive education on appropriate prescribing practices and recognition of drug abuse, but rarely hear from the individuals experiencing the effects of addiction. Panelists will share their personal experiences and the short and longterm impacts of opioid use on individuals, families, and the community. Panelists include: 

  • Nicole Brantner, treatment placement specialist at Arrow Passages and person in recovery  
  • Christopher Hart, BSPh, instructor and associate professor and person in recovery 
  • Julie Harlan, community advocate and family member of a person in recovery 

The event will take place at Gamble Auditorium, located at 96 Front Street in Berea, Ohio. For those able to attend in person, there will be a resource room before the panel from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with representatives from local agencies. Those tuning in via the live stream can do so at 7:00 p.m. via Boxcast. 

Following the panelist stories, time will be given at the end for a Q&A session.

For more information, please contact Laura Blesse-Hampton at 440-826-6543 or