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Monroe Town Hall meeting set to discuss opioid epidemic

MONROE, La. - UPDATE (7-11-18): 

The Northeast Delta Human Services Authority and the Louisiana Department of Health are continuing their efforts to fight against the state's opioid crisis.

The organizations held a town hall meeting in Monroe to get input from the public and professionals on ways to fight opioid abuse.

In May, hundreds of health professionals and state leaders came together to discuss Louisiana's growing opioid epidemic.    

Prescription drug and opioid abuse is a significant public health concern affecting millions of Americans. 

Director of Clinical Services Martha Phillips says, "We know the opioid crisis is shattering the lives of families, communities, churches, homes and schools and we want to do our part to combat that."

Deaths from opioid overdoses and opioid abuse in Louisiana have risen 45% since 2014.

 

ORIGINAL (7-11-18):

The Northeast Delta Human Services Authority and the Louisiana Department of Health is continuing their efforts to fight against the state's opioid crisis.

In May, hundreds of  health professionals and state leaders came together to discuss Louisiana's growing opioid epidemic.

Now everyone is invited to have their voice heard. 

Today, HSA is hosting a Town Hall to get input from the public and professionals on strategies to fight opioid misuse and abuse. 
Prescription drug and opioid abuse is a significant public health concern affecting millions of people across America. 
From 2014 to 2018 the group says deaths from opioids have increased 45 percent in the state of Louisiana. 

The event starts at noon and will be held at the "Walk in Word" fellowship hall located at 1201 Stubbs Avenue in Monroe. It's free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served to those who attend.


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