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Town hall on opiod epidemic
October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A town hall meeting today at 6:30 p.m. at the Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville to address the opiod epidemic. “Not Our Town, Not Our Kids: Pain Killers, Heroin and Overdose” will provide an overview of the issue.
Opioids include both legal painkillers like morphine, oxycodone, or hydrocodone prescribed by doctors for acute or chronic pain, as well as illegal drugs like heroin or illicitly made fentanyl.
Fayette County coroner data indicates about 10 overdose deaths from opioids per year, and the Coweta County coroner reports more than 20 per year with some signs of potential increase. Drug Free Fayette is currently working with the Georgia Department of Health to get statewide DPH-verified counts of such deaths.