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A free community meeting to discuss opioid abuse and prevention has been rescheduled.
The event, which was to be held Thursday, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. July 24 at Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave., a spokeswoman said.
The discussion will be led by members of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity at the University of Pittsburgh and will include information about treatment and recovery from opioid addiction, as well as a panel discussion and training on the use of naloxone, a drug that can rapidly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
Opioids are synthetic painkillers that mimic the effects of morphine and heroin, and include oxycodone, hydrocodone (Vicodin), and fentanyl. Experts say that many people who become hooked on prescription opioids later turn to illegal drugs, including heroin.
Registration for the event is suggested. To register or get more information, call (412) 672-0625.
Originally published June 15, 2019.