The Substance Use Disorder Battle | Presentation by Expert Panel

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Opioids, Alcohol & Prescription Drugs | Hope, Help & Recovery- A Family Affair! Presented by the Knights of Columbus Council 7992

When: Saturday, January 25 | 9:45 am
Nativity Catholic School Cafeteria

All Are Welcome – Coffee and Donuts Will Be Served

Please RSVP to [email protected] by January 22, 2020

The Facts

  • Opioids are the number one cause of unnatural death in Fairfax County. (Source: Fairfax County Health Department)
  • There were 83 opioid deaths in Fairfax County in 2018; 70 involved heroin/fentanyl. (Source: Fairfax County Health Department)
  • Painkillers are the third most commonly used substance, after alcohol and marijuana, among youth in Fairfax County. More than four percent of 8th, 10th and 12 graders – one in every 22 children – reported non-medical use of painkillers. (Source: 2018 Fairfax County Youth Surveyoung people (20-24 years old) were seen in emergency departments for fentanyl/heroin overdoses more often than any other age group. Young adults (25-34 years old) were seen in emergency departments for prescription opioid overdoses more often than any other age group. (Source: Emergency departments)

The Questions

How Does Substance Use Disorder Impact Individuals and Their Families?

How Can The Family Play A Key Role In The Care Of Everyone Impacted?

What Resources Are Available In Our Area For Information and Help?

Get The Answers To These Questions And Others From A Panel Of Experts

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