Opioid Crisis Meetings


Name: Opioid Crisis Meetings
Description: In April, there are free community involvement opportunities that will allow residents to learn more about the opioid crisis, why it is a danger, and preventative measures people can take.
Venue: Sherwood Community Center
Address: 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Dates: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 07:00 PM - Thursday, April 19, 2018, 09:00 PM
Website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/community-services-board/news/2018/battling-opioid-crisis

In 2016, over 63,600 people died of a drug overdose in the United States; over 66% of those involved an opioid. Nationally, as well as in our own communities, we are experiencing rapid increases in the number of deaths and overdoses involving prescription medications and illicit opioids.Fairfax County has a plan to work towards addressing the crisis. Part of this plan includes you, the residents of our community.

In April, there are free community involvement opportunities that will allow residents to learn more about the opioid crisis, why it is a danger, and preventative measures people can take.

Clinicians from the Fairfax Falls Church Community Services Board, the Fairfax County Health Department, law enforcement, people living in recovery, and family advocates are involved in the community events listed below. The public is encouraged to attend, ask questions, and get involved in fighting the opioid crisis and saving lives.

If you know someone with a drug, alcohol, or mental health problem, help is here. Call the CSB at 703-383-8500. In an emergency 24/7, contactFairfax Detox at 703-502-7000 or CSB Emergency Services at 703-573-5679. Call 911 in a life-threatening emergency.

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