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      Town Meeting: America's Opioid Drug Crisis in Rochester

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      June 19, 2019

      Wednesday   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

      1000 Genesee Street
      Rochester, New York 14611

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      Town Meeting: America's Opioid Drug Crisis

      There are more prescription drug abusers in the U.S. today than any new users of illegal drugs, and the most innocent victims are opioid-dependent babies being born to women who were using drugs while pregnant: an opioid-dependent infant is born in America every 19 minutes.
      The Opioid Justice Team will review these facts and discuss a medical-legal partnership taking the lead in America on behalf of families struggling with prescription opioid abuse, especially those involving children born to opioid-using parents.
      According to Presenter Celeste Brustowicz, women are more likely to be prescribed opioids than men, and two-thirds of women prescribed opioids are of child-bearing age. Attorney Don Creadore said families are invited to this town hall meeting to learn about steps they can take now on behalf of their loved ones and how to prepare for the long-term costs of caring for children born to opioid-dependent parents.
      "This is an opportunity to discuss without judgment the scope of this issue, what the impact on families in New York are right now, and the steps every family should consider taking to protect themselves from the costs associated with this drug-industry manufactured crisis," said Ms. Brustowicz.
      The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Parking at the meeting locations is free. RSVPs are encouraged as seating space is limited at each meeting. Contact to RSVP or call Jessica at (504) 399-0009.

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