Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School and the community together to address opiate abuse prevention in the Cincinnati Region

Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School, alongside the community, is making significant strides to chip away at the opioid epidemic impacting the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region.

On Tuesday, May 2 starting at 6:00 p.m. at Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School located at 8351 Plainfield Rd., Cincinnati, Oh. 45236, Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School, along with its partners will host “A PreventionFIRST! Call to Action Community Forum” addressing opioid prevention.

“The Opiate Epidemic touches every aspect of society, so we must unite as a community to change course and save lives,” says Deer Park Police Chief, Michael Schlie.

Members of the community will hear and interact with a panel of local experts on the topics of opioid prevention and treatment, drug harm reduction and supply reduction which includes prescription drugs and heroin.  Those in attendance will be given several practical options and strategies they can use to begin to implement in order to prevent and reduce opiate abuse around the Tristate.

Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School applied for and were awarded grant funds from PreventionFIRST! to host this event. PreventionFIRST! is a local non-profit organization dedicated to addressing comprehensive approaches to substance abuse prevention and specializes in coalition development. Funding for this “Call to Action Community Forum” was made available through Interact for Health which is an independent 501(c)(4) social welfare organization dedicated to improving community health.

For more information, please contact Dr. Orso at 513-891-0010. For more information about other “Call to Action Community Forums” being held throughout Hamilton County, please contact PreventionFIRST! at 513-751-8000.