MARIETTA, OH. (Marietta Times) – Be the change presenters end their day in county with a public forum.
Be The Change!
Recently CBS reported on a joint investigation by “60 Minutes” and The Washington Post on the
The report centered around Joe Rannazzisi, former head of the DEA’s Office of Diversion Control,
who says drug distributors pumped opioids into U.S. communities — knowing that people were
dying — and says industry lobbyists and Congress derailed the DEA’s efforts to stop it.
If you haven’t caught the 60 minutes piece, click here to watch it now.
Turn in your unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal. Don’t leave them lying around your house for your kids or pets to consume!READ MORE
LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – Centering in on the opioid epidemic in Eastern Kentucky.
Former Drug Enforcement Agency Special Agent, Robert Stutman, said the key to fighting the opioid crisis is educating doctors and kids. Monday, Stutman talked with community leaders in Letcher County about tackling opioid addiction in Appalachia. Stutman said the bullseye of the opioid epidemic in the United States is in Eastern Kentucky, due to several factors.
“It’s generally rural, doctors tend to prescribe a lot of opioids, people get hurt on the job, they start opioids and they become addicts,” said Robert Stutman, Former Special Agent in Charge New York, Drug Enforcement Agency.READ MORE
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – According to a former Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent, 40 percent of Americans use opioids, which are highly addictive.
The Stutman Switalski Group partnered with Emerald Coast Medical Association, a group of physicians and speakers met on October 14, 2017 in Panama City to discuss the opioid crisis and what they can do to help put an end to it.
Robert Stutman was one of the keynote speakers at the opioid crisis conference held at the Holiday Inn in Panama City Saturday. He’s a former DEA Special Agent, at one time he was the head of the DEA’s largest office in New York. Pablo Escobar once had targeted him for assassination.READ MORE
Judge Jodi Debbrecht Switalski told us that one in three Americans surveyed blamed doctors for the current opioid overuse problem. A majority of people that become addicted arise from sports injuries and wisdom teeth extractions after which it is not unusual to receive a refillable prescription for thirty Vicodin. Many people claim their physicians don’t advise them that Vicodin may be habit-forming. Wouldn’t it be wise to inform patients of all risks when prescribing painkillers? Judge Jodi said that doctors should 1.Inform 2. Monitor and 3. Document the process of making patients fully aware of both the benefits and risks of any medical treatment.READ MORE
Bob Stutman of The Stutman Switalski Group presented a keynote speech, alongside Florida Governor, Rick Scott at the Florida Medical Association Opioid Summit 2017 in Tampa, FL on October 6, 2017.
TAMPA, Fla.– Governor Rick Scott turned to medical professionals for advice on kicking Florida’s opioid habit at Florida Medical Association’s Opioid Summit in Tampa on October 6, 2017.
Gov. Scott said, “We’re going to work with the FMA and others to come up with the right solution.”
Bob Stutman, of the Stutman Switalski Group and former head of the DEA in New York, gave a relevant, yet humorous and entertaining keynote on the opioid crisis, giving the attendees a shot of the sobering truth about the epidemic.READ MORE
Former DEA agent Mr. Bob Stutman recommends that you follow these three critical rules when speaking to your kids about drugs.
Here are some tips for parents:
On September 30, 2017, Judge Jodi Debbrecht Switalski will be speaking at the Inaugural CARE Talks: Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Empowerment Talks. Join us in New York for this impactful event. Tickets are available online at SheenCenter.org.
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