TEARS & FEARS OF OPIOID ADDITION…Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion Facilitated by Dr. Michael Mendoza Dr. Michael Mendoza (Commissioner of Public Health) & ROCovery Fitness
The opioid epidemic or opioid crisis is the rapid increase in the use of prescription and non-prescription opioid drugs in the United States and Canada beginning in the late 1990s. The crisis continues to rise. In all, 29,230 people died in car accidents in 2016, while 47,055 died from a drug overdose. Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, as more than two million of Americans have become dependent on or abused prescription pain pills and street drugs.
Opioids are drugs formulated to replicate the pain reducing properties of opium. They include both legal painkillers like morphine, oxycodone, or hydrocodone prescribed by doctors for acute or chronic pain, as well as illegal drugs like heroin or illicitly made fentanyl. The word "opioid" is derived from the word "opium."
THIS IS A MUST ATTEND EVENT FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND FRIENDS
When: February 27, 2018
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Warshof Conference Center, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center (Monroe A&B), Brighton Campus
Admission: *Free & open to the public.
*Although the event is free, you must have a ticket to get in. Tickets are available online; go to Monroecctickets.com or you can obtain tickets at the MCC Service Desk on the Brighton Campus & at the Bookstore at the downtown campus. Faculty, who are bringing their classes, please R.S.V.P. by calling 585-292-3640 PRISM Multicultural Center or e-mail to Sprovost@monroecc.edu.
Group discussion about this topic will be held on March 1, 2018 at noon in the Forum, Flynn Campus Center (3-130)
Sponsored by; PRISM Multicultural Center, MCC Opioid Task Force, FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE, Health Services
SPONSOR: PRISM Multicultural Center, Opioid Task Force, First Year Experience, Health Services
RSVP: Free event, however tickets are required. Download tickets at Monroecctickets.com or Downtown Campus Bookstore