Opioids, The Crisis Within…

If you think the opioid crisis isn’t impacting the DMV, think again. In DC, 800 opioid deaths in the past 4 years… thousands in Maryland and Virginia… making it the worst health crisis since AIDS.

Did you know that every day, more than 130 people in the United States die from overdosing on opioids? And the issue is happening right here in the DMV. In the District alone, more than 800 people have died in the past four years and the numbers are even higher in Maryland and Virginia. But what’s being done to address what’s now being called the biggest health crisis in the U.S. since the AIDS epidemic.

Thank you for joining us for “Opioids, The Crisis Within” Thursday evening at First Baptist Church of Highland Park in Landover, Maryland.

We heard from state, federal and local elected officials; advocacy organizations; impacted individuals and families; clergy members; law enforcement; hospitals; EMS; treatment facilities; pharmaceuticals; and our wonderful listeners.