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Opioid Abuse: An Unprecedented Health Crisis
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Opioid Abuse: An Unprecedented Health Crisis

Event date: 8/30/2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Export event

California is number one, but it’s not a ranking that makes anyone proud.  According to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Golden State had a national record 4,521 drug overdose deaths, the bulk of those attributed to opioids.  In fact, more Californians now die from drug poisoning each year than car accidents.

The opioid epidemic is devastating families and communities. Yet, it’s estimated as many as 80 percent of those battling opioid dependence do not get the help and treatment they need.

One company, Aegis Treatment Centers, is at the forefront in the battle to beat opioids.  Aegis, the largest opioid treatment provider in California, sees 9,200 patients a day in 30 outpatient clinics, located from San Pedro in the south to Redding in the north.

Please join us at a local Aegis open house event to hear how the opioid crisis is affecting our community and what can be done to combat this powerful, complex addiction.

Aegis Open HouseWednesday, August 30 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Program and Speakers:  4:00 PM (includes clinic manager, medical director, Aegis patients and Civic representatives)

Aegis Treatment Centers
1947 North California Street, Suite  B & C
Stockton CA 95204
Anna Regaldo, Clinic Manager, 760-956-2462, Clinic Staff and patients will be available for interviews throughout the day.

If you are unable to join us for the event, but want to learn more about the opioid problem in our community, please contact Hal Wurtzel at (818) 206-0360, ext. 233 to set up a site visit or interviews by phone.

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