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2017 Spring Public Meeting

2017 Spring Public Meeting Panel

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, the CJCC convened its annual Spring Public Meeting focused on the growing threat to District communities posed by synthetic opiates – highly addicting and tightly regulated substances that are increasingly being manufactured illicitly. These lethal drugs are relatively easy to obtain via the web or on the street. Synthetic opiate-related overdoses and deaths are on the rise, reaching epidemic proportions across the United States. Locally, there has an increase in the numbers of synthetic-opiate related overdoses and deaths in the District.