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Shining a Light on the Opioid Crisis – Bucks County @ Revivals Outreach Center
April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for a very important conversation about our nation’s public health crisis. This educational and interactive program will feature a panel including experts in the addiction treatment field, ethical prescribers, and those who have experienced addiction to prescription drugs who have also been impacted by this national health crisis. All are welcome.
It is vital that we come together as a community and learn all we can about opioids, both prescribed (such as Vicodin) and illicit (such as heroin), and their potential for addiction.
Together we will: • become informed health care consumers • develop language we can use with prescribers • understand who is vulnerable to opioid dependence • break through the stigma that keeps people from seeking treatment • address pain management • hear real stories about opioid addiction and recovery We will hear from: • people in recovery from opioid use disorder (addiction to prescribed pain medications and/or heroin and other drugs) • treatment providers • a health care professional, who will educate us about responsible prescribing practices, as well as choices we have as health care consumers • local agencies and other organizations that provide support throughout our communities