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Tuesday
12
DEC

Opioid Crisis Community Forum

19:00
20:30

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Learn more about this overwhelming crisis effecting our community, and how the HOPE Initiative is helping those who are addicted.

Special Guests:
Chief Thomas Bashore, Nashville Police Department
Amanda Flory, Coastal Plains Hospital

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Don't think this is a problem? From News and Observer:
"In North Carolina, 1,102 people died of accidental overdoses of heroin and opioid medications in 2015, up from less than 100 in 1999. Fatal heroin overdoses in the state more than quadrupled in five years to 369 in 2015, the last year for which data is available. State health officials say if current trends continue, accidental overdoses from opioid drugs will surpass motor vehicle fatalities as the state’s leading cause of death."

For more information, see:
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article133578684.html
http://www.townofnashville.com/2016/02/hope-initiative/