Videos of the March Club Meeting on Combating the Opioid Overdose Epidemic
Nearly 70,000 people die from drug overdoses in America every year, 70% involving opioids. Many 1000’s more go unreported. We heard from the experts on the front lines of the battle against the growing opioid epidemic in America. This crisis which takes 100’s of American lives every day is more deadly than the Chinese Coronavirus, but it’s not even being reported. Our March 5th club meeting was an effort to shed light on this present epidemic which will only get worse, should the economy collapse and more and more young people seek to escape into the world of drugs without knowing the fatal consequences.
Michael Gray is a one-man army fighting the opioid scourge in America. Two years ago, Michael lost his beloved daughter, Amanda accidentally to a lethal dose of Fentanyl, and he founded the Actus Foundation, to seek solutions for the opioid crisis in America, including federal legislation to stop China’s importation of deadly Fentanyl into the U.S. Visit Michael Gray’s Foundation, The Actus Foundation: seeking solutions to the opioid crisis.
Lt. Sean Walker is the Operations Coordinator for the NYPD Behavioral Health Division which manages the Department’s protocols and response dealing with mental health issues and opioid and dangerous drug overdoses. One of the main initiatives is RxStat, a collaboration of over 35 city, state, and federal agencies who meet regularly at 1 Police Plaza to confront the opioid crisis.
The Queens Village Republican Club meets the first Thursday of the month. Place TBD
Coffee, soda, and cookies are served at 7:30 PM. The meeting begins at 8:00 PM. There are no general club meetings in July and August.