The push to reduce the supply of painkillers is creating a new problem. Opiate addicts need their fix, so when they can’t easily get their pills, they’re often turning to heroin. During our next CADCA TV show, “Highway to Heroin,” airing February 28, experts will discuss how communities are dealing with two serious drug problems at the same time and how your community can prepare for an influx of heroin.
The show will also explore how the
Community Awareness and Prevention Association coalition is working to prevent
opiate use. Heroin use is now an epidemic in and around the areas of Cleveland,
Ohio. Its use increased after painkiller users switched to heroine when the pain
medications became harder to find.
- Learn about the link between prescription painkillers and
- Find out how to prepare your community for an increase in
- Hear what prevention strategies work best to educate about
The show, which is hosted by CADCA’s Mary Elizabeth Elliott,
will feature Marc J. Fishman, M.D., Addiction Psychiatrist, Faculty, Johns
Hopkins University School of Medicine; Lisa Roberts, R.N., Portsmouth City
Health Department, Portsmouth, Ohio; and Harold Rochon, Lieutenant, Detroit
How to Watch:
All CADCA TV shows are free of charge and
can be viewed via live webcast. Simply click
on “View Webcast” on the webpage of the CADCA TV show you’re
interested in watching.