RALI CARES & Code 3 Opioid Educational Trailer Visits West Florence High School in SC
The RALI CARES program made its first stop in the State of South Carolina at West Florence High School on Friday, November 15. Attendees from the school, local health groups, law enforcement, and local leaders all appreciated the opportunity to learn from our partners at Code 3. RALI worked closely with the school district to promote the event to parents in the community.
State Rep. Terry Alexander attended the event and expressed how important it is for parents and other leaders to experience RALI CARES and learn the warning signs among young people.
Watch the video event recap:
The impact of the opioid crisis is felt in communities across the United States. In 2017 alone, more than 70,000 individuals lost their lives to drug overdoses – the majority of which were caused by opioids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that South Carolina is among the states that experienced “statistically significant increases in drug overdose death rates from 2016 and 2017.” The National Institutes of Health adds, “In 2017, there were 749 overdose deaths—involving opioids in South Carolina—a rate of 15.5 deaths per 100,000 persons compared to the national rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons.”