Workshop Wednesday’s @ The 3rd Pct. Will resume on August 21, 2019 at 6:00pm  At the 3rd Precinct, located at 2875 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202.. 


Please come out and support.. Contact Ofc Dorsey.. 313 587-4172 for more information...


Topic of Discussion: Opioid Addiction (Awareness/Prevention)


About Opioids


Opioids include a variety of drugs ranging from legal drugs such as fentanyl, codeine, and morphine to illegal drugs such as heroin. The one thing they all have in common is the ability to depress or slow down the body’s central nervous system.


Drug overdose deaths continue to increase in the United States.


From 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 people have died from a drug overdose.


Around 68% of the more than 70,200 drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid.


In 2017, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioids and illegal opioids like heroin and illicitly manufactured fentanyl) was 6 times higher than in 1999.


On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.