The face of opioid abuse may surprise you.
Like cancer, heart disease and diabetes, opioid addiction doesn’t discriminate.
As parents, one of the more frightening things to be concerned about in today’s world is teenage drug abuse. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2017 that opioid overdose rates are highest among people ages 25 to 54 years. In fact, drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., with opioids (painkillers and heroin) being the leading culprits. Opioid addiction doesn’t discriminate.
Change the Conversation: A Panel Discussion on Opioids in Our Community will feature clinical experts advising on the warning signs of abuse, resources for treatment, and what we can all do to make a positive impact on the latest public health crisis right here in our own backyard.
This informative conversation will take place on Thursday, September 20, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the White Plains Hospital Auditorium, Davis Avenue at East Post Road, White Plains, NY 10601.
Registration is recommended, but not required. Visit wphospital.org/opioidpanel2. For questions, call 914-681-1119.