The Mayor’s Substance Abuse Task Force (MSATF) works with the Evansville community to promote substance abuse awareness, education, prevention, and treatment.

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Community in Pain

Mayor Winnecke’s Substance Abuse Task Force has joined Eyewitness News (WEHT Local and Local 7 WTVW) along with the Vanderburgh County Prosecutors Office to provide answers designed to help those in need or concerned about the dramatic increase in heroin overdose deaths; the most popular gateway drug for opioid abusers. A Community in Pain will introduce us to the faces of opioid with profiles of everyday people now addicted or recovering from their addiction. We’ll hear from medical professionals, first responders and community leaders who believe opioid abuse is now a public health crisis. Although our coverage will be up close and real, our goal and the goal of our partners is to raise our voices in the community and provide help.

Dates:
Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29

Showtimes:
4 PM, 5 PM, 6 PM, 6:30 PM, 9 PM, 10 PM

Opioid Awareness Run

Date:
November 18, 2017

Time:
Starts at 8:00 AM

Location:
Eykamp Scout Center
3501 E Lloyd Expy, Evansville, IN 47715

It has been declared a national emergency and the opioid crisis in the tri-state area is prevalent. On Saturday, November 18, we will remember those we have lost from this epidemic, educate our community, and cultivate awareness.

Register online for this event

Registration is only $20 and includes an event t-shirt.