Addiction is a disease. Overdose is preventable. Recovery is possible.
“The opioid crisis continues at an alarming level. Approximately every other day, someone in Monroe County dies from an opioid overdose. This person is someone’s son, daughter, mother, father, brother or sister. Numerous others overdose but survive. Drug addiction is a physical illness, often beginning with the legitimate use of pain medicine. While Monroe County is aggressively tackling this issue on many fronts, addiction is a complex medical problem without an easy or quick solution. We will continue to work with our community partners to explore any and all options to help those struggling with addiction, and to prevent others from becoming addicted.”
Dr. Michael Mendoza
Monroe County Department of Public Health