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Opioid Stakeholder Meeting for community is Sept. 20

Bulloch Drug Free Community LogoThe Bulloch Alcohol & Drug Council, in partnership with the Statesboro Police Department, is hosting an Opioid Stakeholder Meeting on Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m., at the Bulloch Alcohol & Drug Council offices located at 419 Fair Road in Statesboro. The meeting will provide a brief overview of Georgia's Statewide Response Plan and allow the community to break out into work groups to discuss ways our community can implement this plan locally. Register your attendance online via this link  

http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-4092296/Opioid-Stakeholder-Meeting-Registration-Form .  If a larger meeting space is needed based on registrations, you will be notified via the email

you include with your registration.

 

Georgia recently released its Multi-Stakeholder Opioid & Substance Use Response Plan. It includes 6 work groups: 1) Prevention & Education, 2) Maternal Substance Use, 3) Data & Surveillance, 4) Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), 5) Treatment & Recovery, and 6) Control & Enforcement.

 

The state administrator of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) will be in attendance to talk to the group as a whole, then work with physicians & pharmacists in the PDMP work group.

 

Bianca Anderson from the Georgia Department of Public Health will  be on hand to discuss the plan in its entirety. She led the team that developed the state response plan.

 

Attendees will take part in a general information sharing session, then break into the six work groups to discuss how Bulloch County can implement this plan locally.

 

The national opioid epidemic is a topic to be addressed across multiple disciplines. Georgia alone last year had 1,620 drug overdoses and 1,043 of those involved an opioid.

 

If you are a parent, physician of any kind or work in the medical community, veterinarian, pharmacist, epidemiologist, law enforcement or any type of public safety, K-12 school employee, work in any substance treatment or recovery services, colleges and universities, funeral home directors, faith-based organizations, veterans, media, realtors, or just feel you want to have a voice on this issue, then please consider attending. 

 

Posted by: Hayley Greene, District Admin, Bulloch County Schools Published:8/23/18
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