South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, U.S. Attorney’s Office Hosts “Addiction and Suicide: Communities in Crisis” Conference
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Dakota, together with Avera Health, hosted a conference on “Addiction and Suicide: Communities in Crisis” on September 6, 2018 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.
One of the highest priorities of the United States Department of Justice, as outlined by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is to reduce drug overdose deaths. “We are currently facing an addiction crisis of historic proportions: 64,000 Americans lost their lives to drug overdoses in 2016, the highest drug death toll and fastest increase in American history.