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    Name: Optim Pain Management Free BBQ Lunch & Learn
    Date: April 26, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
    Event Description:
    MEDIA ALERT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    April 20, 2017
    Contact: Meg Pace
    912.644.3327
    mpace@optimhealth.com
     
    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: THE GROWING OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA
    Optim Pain Management Free BBQ Lunch and Learn
     
    UNITED STATES
    2 Million Number of Americans with a substance use disorder involving prescription pain relievers1
    33,000 Opioid-related deaths in 20152
    240 Million Opioid prescriptions written in 20143
    $55 Billion Health and social costs related to prescription opioid abuse each year (2014)3
     
    GEORGIA
    12.7 Deaths per 100k/year2
    1,302 Deaths from overdose in 20152
    29 Counties where drug over doses outpace US average4
    11 GA ranks in top 11 states with most prescription opioid deaths4
     
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    15.7 Deaths per 100k/year2
    761 Deaths from overdose in 20152
    9% Increase of opioid-related deaths from 2014 to 20152
    291,438,515 Number of opioid pills prescribed between July 2014 – June 2015 in South Carolina5
     
    Overdoses from opioids – including both prescription opioids and heroin – have quadrupled since 1995. Despite distressing statistics, the number of opioid prescriptions written continues to rise. Similar to national trends, prescription opioid-related misuse, overdose, and death continue to increase in Georgia and South Carolina.
     
    Optim Pain Management is hosting a free BBQ Lunch and Learn (space is limited so they must RSVP) for individuals suffering from chronic and debilitating back pain to share alternative treatment options over escalating opioids they may be currently taking.
     
    Retired Sgt. 1st Class and 911 Pentagon First Responder, Justin Minyard, will be sharing his powerful story of his struggle to end his dependence on prescribed opioid pain medicines and finding lasting relief through a spinal cord stimulator, an implantable device that stops the brain from receiving pain signals.
     
    To learn more about Justin’s story visit: https://www.raceagainstpain.com
     
    What:    Free BBQ Lunch and Learn
                    Lunch provided but space is limited so must register
     
    When:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017
                    12:00 noon
     
    Where: Hampton Inn Bluffton-Sun City
                    29 William Pope Drive
                    Bluffton, SC 29909
     
    Register: Tisha Eaves
                       843.793.8865
                       Tisha.eaves@bsci.com
     
    Media: Press welcome. For media inquiries please contact Meg Pace, Optim Health System, Director of Marketing, 912.644.3327, mpace@optimhealth.com.
     
     
     
    Sources:
    1 Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2016). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. SMA 16-4984, NSDUH Series H-51). Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/
    2 Center for Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/statedeaths.html
    3 US Department of Health and Human Services -https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/Factsheet-opioids-061516.pdf
    4 Substance Abuse Research Alliance (SARA) – Georgia Prevention Project
    Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of Health Indicators for Planning, Death files
    5 STATE OF AFFAIRS: South Carolina Works to Ramp Up Prescription Monitoring System, End Stigma Associated with Opioid Addiction, Brian Sullivan
    http://www.addictioncampuses.com/resources/addiction-campuses-blog/state-of-affairs-south-carolina-works-to-ramp-up-prescription-monitoring-system
    Location:
    Hampton Inn Bluffton - Sun City
    29 William Pope Drive
    Bluffton, SC 29910
    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday, April 26
    12:00pm
    Contact Information:
    Trisha Eaves
    Fees/Admission:
    Free but please Register with Trisha Eaves
    tisha.eaves@bsci.com
    (843)793-8865
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