ROANOKE, Va., Aug. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Roanoke Space Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC) is bringing an enormous message to legislators and neighborhood leaders about over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicine abuse. On Friday, August 20 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am nationwide and worldwide speaker and former Idaho Officer Jermaine “Tall Cop” Galloway will ship his “Tall Cop Says Cease™” message to lawmakers, neighborhood leaders, and others. Galloway, who’s 6’9″, makes use of his peak as a message level and dialog starter to struggle drug and substance abuse and underage ingesting and to teach dad and mom, leaders, and regulation enforcement to acknowledge issues of their communities. “For every particular person to assist forestall youth substance abuse, you MUST know what’s going on in your neighborhood. You’ll be able to’t cease what you do not know,” stated Galloway.
Galloway and Tim Lucas, proprietor and operator of DownHome Pharmacy in Botetourt County, and present Chapter President in Roanoke for the Virginia Pharmacist Affiliation will assist neighborhood leaders and lawmakers perceive new OTC treatments and prescription drugs that children, teenagers, and even adults are utilizing and in lots of circumstances, abusing. “The opioid disaster retains rising and rising, and right here within the Roanoke Valley, simply in Roanoke metropolis alone, 40 to 60 individuals are seen by an ambulance each month due to an opioid overdose, so the necessity is nice,” stated Adam Neal, Director, Roanoke Space Youth Substance Abuse Coalition. “Folks aren’t simply getting this stuff on the road, they’re having access to medicines that docs are prescribing for issues like getting knowledge enamel eliminated and damaged bones, and the subsequent factor you already know you are addicted. It escalates and occurs actually quick.”
RAYSAC can even present a report on a latest environmental scan exhibiting the challenges and points dealing with shops and pharmacies in our neighborhood with regard to youth medicine abuse and management. “There are such a lot of issues that youth have entry to at eye stage and in plain view at shops within the Roanoke Valley and there is the normalization of CBD, hemp, and the entry to different treatments. It is not simply taking place in place. We would like folks to know it is taking place proper right here in our neighborhood.”
Virtual Legislative Roundtable When: Friday, August 20
9:00am – 11:00 am
Further reference to a 2020 Research within the Pharmaceutical Journal. https://pharmaceutical-journal.com/article/research/misuse-of-prescription-and-over-the-counter-drugs-to-obtain-illicit-highs-how-pharmacists-can-prevent-abuse
The Roanoke Space Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit group primarily based within the Roanoke Valley and funded by the the State Opioid Response grant. RAYSAC’s objectives embody educating adults, youth, and households on the risks of prescription opioid and over-the-counter medicine abuse and misuse. We now have been in operation for over 33 years, and serve the better Roanoke Valley, together with Roanoke, Craig and Botetourt counties and the Cities of Salem and Roanoke.
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