The Women's Foundation and Acadiana Area Human Services District 302 held an opioid related educational event today.
The meeting was designed to meet the educational needs for social workers, counselors, and others who are passionate about harm reduction strategies to confront the state opioid epidemic.
According to the groups, from 2014-2018, opioid-involved overdoses in Louisiana increased by 500 percent.
Charles King, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Northwestern State University, explained, "Individuals need to be aware that we are in an epidemic when it comes to opioids. I want individuals to understand that this has really taken over, and education is the key."
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