'Drugs in Our Midst' to be presented to seniors June 11

May 07, 2013

An informational presentation of "Drugs in Our Midst: Prescription Pills and Synthetic Drugs" will be  held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the Senior Resource Center, 81 Elmwood Way, in Waynesville.

Haywood County Sheriff Greg Christopher and Waynesville Police Chief Bill Hollingsed and Jean Parris will be speaking about drugs in Haywood County.

  • One out of every four deaths investigated by the Haywood County Medical Examiner’s Office are caused by prescription drug overdose
  • Prescription drug overdoses now account for more deaths each year than traffic accidents
  • More than 2,000 people each day are treated for prescription drug overdoses in emergency rooms in this country
  • There were more than 30,000 prescription drug overdose fatalities in 2009, fatalities have increased more each year

This is a free presentation. No registration is required, but phone calls are welcome. For more information call 452-2370.

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