Opioid Awareness Presentation to the Public on March 19

"The opioid and prescription drug abuse epidemic that is sweeping the country is a problem unlike anything we have seen before," said former FBI Director James Comey in a 2016 statement. "The spiral down is so quick. Once the addiction starts, it is often too late."
 
Prevention is critical. To stop more youth from becoming victims, federal law enforcement agencies are asking schools across the country to be proactive and educate families and students about the opiate and heroin epidemic. 
 
In partnership with law enforcement, we will be hosting a presentation and discussion on Monday, March 19, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the Grandville High School auditorium at 4700 Canal Ave. SW. The keynote speaker will be Stephen Baker, Assistant United States Attorney in West Michigan. This event is free and open to the public. Families and students are encouraged to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
 
There will be a prescription drug drop-off box; please bring all unused or expired prescriptions.
 
Hosted by: Grandville Public Schools
Grandville Police Department
Kent Area Narcotics Enforcement Team
Michigan State Police
U.S. Attorney’s Office – Western District of Michigan
Drug Enforcement Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Families Against Narcotics
 
Oxycodone and heroin are this generation's "drug of choice." Read more about overdoses in Kent County or watch the FBI's video. (Please note that the video may be difficult to watch.) One mother in the video who lost her honor-roll daughter explains: “Heroin is much stronger than you, and it will win.”
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