(Placerville, CA) - The national opioid epidemic has been called the worst ever drug crisis. Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die from opioid overdose, devastating families and communities along the way. El Dorado County leaders are hosting a Treatment & Prevention Convention to tackle El Dorado County's opioid crisis. The free convention will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, in the Marshall Reception Hall, located at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville.
The convention will bring together local treatment experts and community neighbors to discuss current and future solutions to address opioids in El Dorado County. Panel presentations and discussions will be led by subject matter experts, and include an overview of the opioid crisis, local data, statistics and trends on opioid use, current solutions, information about Medication Assistance Treatment, and more. Free Naloxone kits (Narcan) and training for attendees is also planned.
The Treatment & Prevention Convention is hosted by numerous agencies and organizations, including: Barton Health, Marshall Medical Center, Access El Dorado (ACCEL) Opioid Coalition, El Dorado Community Health Centers, El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, El Dorado County Sheriff's Office, Progress House, Aegis Treatment Centers, the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, the California Department of Public Health, and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency.
Registration is free. Members of the general public, agency representatives, and anyone with an interest in this topic is welcome to attend. For more information, or to RSVP for the event, please call (916) 220-2753 or visit http://tinyurl.com/y8gtd79p
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