Addressing the Opioid Crisis Workshop

Addressing the Opioid Crisis Workshop


An expert from the Orange County Health Agency will help us discover ways to build a safer and healthier community.  The workshop is part of LCROC’s commitment to provide resources for our members and solutions to the problems in our county.

Attendees must RSVP.

Membership in LCROC is an excellent way to meet others, participate in political activities, and join together with allies. We welcome guests, whether with a member or as a visitor interested in discovering more about LCROC. One of the greatest ways to contribute as a member is to refer friends and arrive early to greet visitors.

Addressing the Opioid Crisis Workshop
Thursday, June 6, 2024
6:00-8:00 P.M.

Four Sons
18421 Gothard Street, Suite 100,
Huntington Beach, CA

Includes light hors d'oeuvres: sliders, buffalo wings, lemon pepper wings, and one drink ticket.
Four Sons has a selection of food and drink items for individual purchase.

Dress: Business casual


“In Focus: Fentanyl - Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Orange County. This drug is 50 times stronger than heroin. It is being illegally made and found in a variety of pills, sold on social media sites and can cause poisoning, overdose and death. Learn prevention strategies and about the lifesaving overdose reversal drug, Naloxone.

Drug overdose (poisoning) is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States, causing more deaths than motor vehicle crashes. Opioids – both prescription painkillers and heroin – are responsible for most of those deaths. The number of Californians affected by prescription and non-prescription opioid misuse and overdose is substantial, with rates varying significantly across counties, and even within counties. Orange County is no exception.

The ADAB (Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board) is responsible for advising the Orange County Alcohol and Drug Administrator and Board of Supervisors on substance use issues impacting the health and safety of Orange County residents and communities. It is comprised of 15 community members, appointed by the Board of Supervisors, who advocate for and provide prevention, treatment and recovery services to those in need.” (OCHCA)

“Results from the 2021 and 2022 NSDUHs indicate that lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults are more likely than straight adults to use substances…” (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

“15% of high school students reported having ever used select illicit or injection drugs (i.e. cocaine, inhalants, heroin, methamphetamines, hallucinogens, or ecstasy). 14% of students reported misusing prescription opioids. Injection drug use places youth at direct risk for HIV, and drug use broadly places youth at risk of overdose. Youth opioid use is directly linked to sexual risk behaviors.” (Centers for Disease Control)

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