Morris Park meeting addresses opioid epidemic

The Morris Park community gathered Wednesday night to learn about opioid addiction in their neighborhood and how to fight the growing epidemic.



The meeting at the Morris Park Community Association on Bronxdale Avenue served to teach residents about addiction, specifically that from opioids such as heroin and fentanyl.



An expert from Jacobi Medical Center gave a presentation about addiction resources. She also talked about overdose prevention kits, which are available for free from the city and can be given to someone experiencing an overdose.



Jacobi has a detoxification program in which addicts can stay for several days to safely go through withdrawal.



Residents say they have seen firsthand how serious opioid addiction can be, and they were happy to learn about the help available.


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