Bethel Lutheran Church will host a lecture on "Opioids: The good, the bad and the crisis" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 on the Highlands Campus.

Dr. Heather Blue of University of Minnesota - Duluth will present on the opioid crisis. She will describe what opioid are, and how they can appropriately be used for treatment, while also discussing the dangers of opioid overdose.

According to the Center for Disease Control, about 68% of the 70,200 drug overdose death in 2017 involved an opioid. The number of overdose deaths involving opioids that year was six times higher than in 1999.

On average 130 Americans die everyday from opioid overdose.

The event is open to the public.