1st Annual Mon Valley Prescription Drug Abuse Summit
September 26th, Charleroi Area High School Auditorium
Speakers and organizers include, front row from left: Lori Spina, and K. Gosai, MD; and back row: Gene Vittone, Washington County District Attorney; Sammy Spina, and Mike Lucas, Washington County Assistant District Attorney.
Western Pennsylvania stands above the national average in people addicted to prescription drugs. In 2010 there were 226 drug overdose fatalities in Allegheny County alone. Now, Washington County attempts to change this statistic by spreading the word, making citizens aware of what is occurring in your very own community. In an effort to increase awareness of this growing epidemic, The Practice of: K. Gosai MD & AJ Gandhi MD, in conjunction with Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Charleroi Federal Savings Bank, the DEA, and the Washington County District Attorney’s office is sponsoring a program to raise awareness to the overgrowing concern of narcotic prescription drug abuse that continues to spread.
Prescription drug usage can become extremely dangerous. This misuse of medicines to reach a “high” at times can at times be fatal. The ever growing problem of prescription drug abuse and addiction is prominent in the Mid Mon Valley region affecting the lives of our youth as well as their friends and families. The first Mid Mon Valley Narcotic Prescription Drug Abuse Summit will be held Wednesday September 26, 2012 at Charleroi Area School. There will be three sessions held in the Charleroi Area High School Auditorium. Two sessions will be presented during the day for students and teachers.
The final session will be held from 6:00pm – 9:00pm and will be open to the public. Speakers include: Robert Hill DEA, Gene Vittone the Washington County District Attorney, Mike Lucas from Washington County’s District Attorney’s Office, and a student speaker.
Wednesday September 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Charleroi Area High School Auditorium
100 Fecsen Drive
Charleroi, PA 15022
Fees and Registration:
This is a free program but registration is required. Space is limited. To register call: 724-483-6300 or 412-737-3853