For at least four years, South Florida has been dominated by an opioid epidemic. Also known as heroin, opium has caused an average of two deaths a day in Broward County. In response, parents, teachers, and other communities want to bring awareness to this current threat.
On, Saturday May 13th, The Broward Sheriff’s Office, City of Pompano Beach and Broward County Public Schools will be hosting a town hall meeting. The meeting will include a presentation and a panel discussion to cover the dangers of opioids and how the community will respond to this epidemic.
At the meeting, Broward County’s Community Action Team, which is made of Federal, State, and Local agencies, community activists, and medical professionals, will be participating in the discussion. The meeting will be held between 12:00p.m. -2:00p.m. at E. Pat Larkins Community Center.