Beat Opioids by Joining Together
The opioid epidemic has now reached black America. Drug overdose deaths are skyrocketing among black Americans.
There's a common narrative told about America's current opioid epidemic: It is, unlike many of the drug overdose crises of the past, predominantly a white epidemic. The newest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, complicates that story. White people still suffer a greater rate of overdose deaths, and, as a majority of the population, they still make up much more of the raw total of overdose deaths. But over the past several years, black people have been increasingly killed by drug overdoses as well — particularly, it seems, as the opioid epidemic has become less about opioid painkillers and more about heroin and fentanyl and other potent synthetic opioids.
We will discuss what this means for Durham, NC on June 13, 2018 10:30 AM at Goldenbelt 2nd Floor Conference Room. There will be an evening session also.
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