Prevention Week Event Calendar
Thank you for supporting the inaugural National Prevention of Prescription Medication Dependence Week May 14-18 2018. Please find below a list of the events happening near you!
Event: ScriptWise Community Forum
Date and time: 14 May 2018
Location: Mid City Motel – Warrnambool
Contact: Jan Read, firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Prescription Medication: Misuse/Prevention/Awareness
Event: Pharmaceutical misuse: What you need to know
Date and time: 15 May 2018, 10 – 11:30am Forum 1, 1-2:30pm Forum 2
Location: The Wellington Centre (Carrang Carrang Room), 70 Foster Street, Sale
Contact: Natasha Jager, email@example.com
Workplace and community leaders, and health professionals are invited to find out more about pharmaceutical misuse and what they can do to reduce the impact of this growing problem.
In 2016, 477 people died in Victoria from overdosing on drugs, with pharmaceutical drugs taking more lives than any other:
– pharmaceutical drugs – 372 deaths
– illegal drugs – 257 deaths
– alcohol – 118 deaths*
*some people passed away with multiple drugs in their body.
The Alcohol and Drug Foundation are holding two 90 minute forums to discuss the impact of pharmaceutical misuse is having on our communities and providing attendees with resource kits to take away to continue the discussion.
Forum 1. – Workplace and Community Leaders
Forum 2 – Health Professionals
Seats are limited and registrations are compulsory to secure your spot.
Event: Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce Prescription Medication Stand
Date and time: 16 May 2018, 10am-1pm
Location: Horsham Plaza
Contact: Sally Pymer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Members of the Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce will be available from 10am-1pm to promote and discuss the dangers around prescription medication dependence