Understanding the Opioid Crisis. What kids & parents should know.
On a continuum from experimental use to tragic fatal overdose, substance use by our youth is a complex reality. And while most of our youth do not use substances of abuse, for some, peer influences, social norms and their genetics conspire to create a profile that make it difficult for them to escape. Fentanyl and other drugs are now killing more King County residents each week than COVID-19. In July, King County reports the loss of 34 people to fentanyl overdose. Join Jerry Blackburn, M.Ed., SUDP for a candid conversation regarding youth substance use, the ongoing opioid crisis and prevention strategies that work!