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