Opioid Awareness – Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day


Wilnica Destine, Breaking News Editor and In Our School Editor

For New Jersey residents, this year marks the sixth annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day. This has become a statewide project in New Jersey and yesterday virtually, people attended the webinar to educate themselves on the epidemic.

Dr. Jamie Mells, Lieutenant Commander, PhD, MS, US Public Health Service Division of Overdose Prevention, presents to residents of New Jersey a learning experience and the information to knock out the opioid epidemic with strategies to prevent the outbreak from escalating.

Dr. Mells progresses to explain what the opioid epidemic is and how it and other drugs are affecting Americans, especially those living in New Jersey. 

Afterwards, he explains what is being done to stop this epidemic from increasing immensely than the epidemic has been already doing.

The following photos shown is the slide show presentation that provides additional information on the opioid epidemic.

More information can be found on http://knockoutday.drugfreenj.org/ on Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day and on www.cdc.gov.