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Thursday, March 23, 2017

WBOK-AM hosts panel on addiction issues March 23

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 11:49 AM

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A panel
 at Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market tonight covers addiction issues, including myths regarding people struggling with addiction and services offered by Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD). MHSD executive and medical director Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham and radio host Oliver "OT" Thomas are the panelists; Gentilly-based radio station WBOK-AM hosts.

Addiction is on the minds of public health officials statewide as Louisiana and New Orleans succumb to the national crisis related to opioid addiction and abuse. Deaths in New Orleans related to opioid overdoses kept pace with the murder rate through much of last year, even as naloxone (a drug that can combat opiate overdoses) became available over-the-counter to help reduce fatalities linked to the epidemic.

The panel is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It's free to attend.

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