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Why is There an Opioid Epidemic?

  • As of 2016, doctors were writing more than 289 million prescriptions“Facing Addiction in America”, U.S. Surgeon General (2016), 413 pp addiction.surgeongeneral.gov/surgeon-generals-report.pdf​ nationwide for opioids. These prescriptions were intended as temporary relief from major pain events.
  • Due to the sedative effects on the part of the brain which regulates breathing, opioids in high doses sometimes cause respiratory failure and death. As a result, 146 people die from opioid overdose in the U.S every daywww.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates​.
  • In 2016, there were 56,000 12- to-17-year-oldsSAMHSA Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health. abusing prescription drugs in New York State.

Is It “That Bad” in Greene County & Columbia County? Yes!

PUBLIC MEETING ON THE OPIOID CRISIS IN COLUMBIA and GREENE COUNTIES

YOU ARE INVITED TO A
PUBLIC MEETING ON THE OPIOID CRISIS
IN COLUMBIA and GREENE COUNTIES

WHERE WE ARE and NEXT STEPS

We’ve all  heard about the opioid crisis. So,
What’s going on in our two counties?
What should be our next steps?
What are your concerns? Your ideas?

YOU ARE INVITED

Hear a brief update from local experts in prevention, treatment, and law enforcement and then we invite you to:
ASK YOUR QUESTIONS
EXPRESS YOUR CONCERNS
SHARE YOUR IDEAS
LEARN WHAT OTHERS ARE THINKING

PLEASE JOIN US TO DISCUSS THIS IMPORTANT TOPIC!!

WHEN: MAY 22, 2019
TIME: 6-8 PM
WHERE: Columbia-Greene Community College. Fine Arts Theater.
Go to Student Parking Lots A or B. 4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY 12534

Sponsored by Twin County Recovery Services, Columbia Memorial Hospital, and Greene County Rural Health Network

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Don’t Miss the Signs of Opioid Addiction

Save a life by becoming familiar with these Physical Signs, Behavioral Signs and Items to Look for.

Please watch and share this powerful video and learn more at: http://ny.seethesignssavealife.org/.

Created by the New York State Association of Counties.

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