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UUSG to Show “Understanding the Opioid Epidemic”

Experts believe that the first step to minimizing this epidemic is prevention. Prevention involves awareness and education.

Driven by escalating opioid addiction, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the opioid epidemic is fueled by prescription pain medications. Despite the concerns, opioids remain one of the most prescribed drugs in the United States.

Experts believe that the first step to minimizing this epidemic is prevention. Prevention involves awareness and education.

“Understanding the Opioid Epidemic” is a one-hour PBS documentary that traces the causes behind the unprecedented growth in the use of prescription opioids and the devastating impact these drugs are having in every part of America. The impact on young people, families and communities is devastating. Awareness and education can hopefully begin to slow the epidemic.

The film is part of the free monthly fourth-Friday Film programs that are sponsored by the Social Justice Team of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva. The public is encouraged to register at uusg.org/friday-flicks to receive email notices of future programs.


About UUSG
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, established in 1842 and the oldest church in Geneva, is a diverse, welcoming community that endeavors to make its Covenant a living reality. We provide religious education and opportunities for spiritual growth. We encourage individual and mutual responsibility as together we work to be a liberal religious voice in the community and a force for compassionate social justice. For more information, visit uusg.org. 

Date & Time

September 28, 2018

7:00PM

More Info

Event Website

630-232-2350

Free

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