“Our Kids and Opioids: It’s Time to Talk” was a great success. To see the overwhelming community support of our shared goal of reducing the stigma around this issue was great! The prevention strategies that were discussed were well received, including the importance of parents engaging in safe storage and disposal of the prescription medication in their homes, and being aware of how quickly opioids can can become addictive even when they are prescribed by a doctor for post-surgery pain. Being able to provide 50 of the 65 people in attendance with Dreamland was a very significant part of the program, and Mayor Howorth referenced the book throughout her talk.
We sincerely thank you for being a partner in Families Connected Opioid Awareness, 2018.