Moore County Sheriff’s Office, Pinehurst Police Department, Sandhills Mental Health and First Health Behavioral Services are partnering for an Opioid Awareness and Prevention Seminar.
Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey and Pinehurst Police Chief Earl Phipps along with Sandhills Mental Health and First Health Behavioral Services are providing an Opioid Awareness and Prevention Seminar on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Village Hall in Pinehurst: 395 Magnolia Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
The event is open to all and is intended on increasing awareness of the Opioid epidemic sweeping across our country. According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services from 1999 to 2016 more than 12,000 North Carolinians died from opioid-related overdoses. This epidemic is devastating families and communities. It is overwhelming medical providers and is straining prevention and treatment efforts.
The Opioid Seminar will include comments from Sheriff Godfrey, Chief Phipps, Steve Mange from the N.C. Attorney General’s Office, Moore County Sheriff’s Detective Sergeant Jesse Stubbs the Prescription Drug Diversion Investigator and Dr. Jason Jerry, a Board-Certified psychiatrist.
“The intent of the seminar is to provide our citizens with an understanding of how prevalent and advanced the opioid problem is and what we are doing about it,” said Sheriff Neil Godfrey. “We are all exposed to the effects of the opioid epidemic and the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, Pinehurst Police Department and other Law Enforcement agencies are partnering together to tackle our problem. We hope to everyone will join us.”