SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, August 30, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Charles F Dodge City Center
601 City Center Way
Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
OUR MISSION: To use our united voices in a call for immediate, comprehensive and sustained Federal action to end the opioid addiction epidemic.
OUR VISION: A world where opioids are prescribed cautiously and those with opioid addiction have easy access to effective treatment and recovery services.
- This is the worst drug addiction epidemic in American history. More than 400,000 Americans have died from opioid overdoses since 1999.
- The epidemic was caused by overprescribing of opioids. As prescriptions soared, addiction and overdose deaths among both pain patients and nonmedical users increased in lockstep.
- The Federal Government’s efforts to combat the epidemic are uncoordinated and underfunded.
- The death toll will continue to mount until effective treatment is easier to access than heroin, fentanyl and opioid painkillers