Groups Hold Meeting To Fight Opioid Epidemic in Manistee
As part of the ongoing effort to help families dealing with these epidemics, local agencies and groups are working to provide training, support, information, and hope to families in our community.
Families, law enforcement, and professionals from the area came together at the city marina building in Manistee to learn more about helping someone who is addicted to painkillers.
Judy Crockett, the coordinator of the opioid overdose prevention strategies event, says that the number of opioid related deaths and suicides have increased.
Her answer on how to overcome this epidemic is simple: Education.
Along with a free brunch, guests heard from speaker Pam Lynch of Harm Reduction.
Lynch provided free training as well as overdose rescue kits, including naloxone – a drug that can save the life of someone suffering an overdose.
Sarah Garth from the Manistee Substance Education Awareness group says that prevention like this will be beneficial.