In an effort to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic and its impact on modern-day high school and college students, OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI) hosted a free community event on September 10, 2019 at the Knight Theater in Charlotte. Painful Truth: What Students Need to Know about the Opioid Crisis was designed to be an honest conversation about the dangers of opioid use and abuse. Parents were encouraged to accompany their high school students and continue the conversation at home.
”As medical professionals we believe it’s our responsibility to do our part finding alternatives to opioids for our patients and educating the public about dangers related to opioid use and abuse,” says Nady Hamid, MD, OrthoCarolina sports medicine physician and leader of the Carolinas Opioid Reduction Effort (CORE) Project. “As we have learned more about the opioid crisis, we have recognized the need for there to be honest conversations with students about the impact opioids can have.”
This conversation is bigger than just one evening. Thanks to a partnership with Queen City Podcast Network, you can listen to Painful Truth: What Students Need to Know about the Opioid Crisis anytime.