Prescription Drug Abuse

March 9, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Downtown Library Auditorium

Instructor: Karren Crowson, Teresa Taylor-Duncan

Given by a local retired pharmacist and a law enforcement officer, this course describes how the nation’s opioid epidemic began with prescription abuse and how it has evolved into what it is today. Commonly abused prescription drugs as well as signs and symptoms of abuse will be discussed. The program will address the rise in abuse of cheaper, illicit substances such as heroin and the even more potent fentanyl, and will offer advice about what individuals can do to help someone who has overdosed on opioids.