Milan bluegrass artist is keynote speaker at 11th annual Drug Abuse Symposium

Indianapolis, IN — Attorney General Curtis Hill announced that Jamie Johnson will be a keynote speaker at the 11th annual Drug Abuse Symposium, which takes place on October 22nd in Indianapolis.

Johnson is a three-time Grammy Award nominee and co-founder of bluegrass band The Grascals. Born and raised in Milan, he has made more than 150 appearances at the famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

Johnson has been open about his struggles with depression and alcohol, and though he is now sober, he continues to overcome his addiction one day at a time. At the symposium, Johnson will tell stories and sing songs of his experiences and his new perspective on life.

In addition to Johnson, Attorney General Hill noted symposium attendees will hear from law enforcement, treatment providers, faith leaders, government officials, and others. Their presentations will cover marijuana legalization, the methamphetamine crisis, how law enforcement officers handle suspected drug overdoses, and more than a dozen additional topics.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendees have the option to take part in the symposium virtually. Appropriate cleaning and social-distancing measures are being followed for in-person attendees. Tickets to virtually attend the symposium cost $100, and tickets to appear in person cost $150. The prices of both tickets will increase by $50 after Sept. 11.

Click here for a link for the virtual session. 

Click here for a link for the in-person session.