The Impact of Opioids Town Hall Meeting

Posted on: August 17, 2017

An Opioid Town Hall Rally is coming Tuesday, August 29th | 6:30 p.m. | Jones County Junior College Ronald E. Whitehead Advanced Technology Center
72 Technology Blvd. | Ellisville, MS 39437. During this event, you will hear from a panel with representatives from across the state and your local community. The goal is to learn more about opioid abuse and what you can do to help reduce the death and destruction caused by opioid addiction.

In Mississippi, 1 in 10 people misuse prescription drugs. No community, city or county in our state is immune to addiction. It occurs in families from all walks of life, regardless of age, sex, race, income, religion or education. Understanding the problem and prevention are keys to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Prescription drug abuse has surged 400% in the past decade. More teens say it is easier to acquire prescription drugs than it is to buy beer.