Stopping the Epidemic Together
A Conversation About Drug Use Prevention
Join us on October 24 at the Tower Hill School (map) for a special event featuring Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld, co-Founder of S.A.F.E. (Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic) Project and local experts and resources in prevention and addiction.
In 2017, Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, lost his youngest son to an opioid overdose. His story, paired with research, addiction facts and personal stories of recovery will give parents the information they need to talk to their children about the risks of drug misuse and where to turn for help if someone you love is in crisis.
October 24 at the Tower Hill School, 2813 W 17th St, Wilmington, DE 19806.
The resource fair begins at 6:30 PM and the event begins at 7:00 PM.
Know the Facts
- Opioids are responsible for the deaths of 1 in every 5 young people, aged 15-24.
- “Marijuana users are 2.5-times as likely to become opioid abusers.” – NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse
- “Approximately 80% of heroin users reported first misusing prescription opioids.” – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- “After taking opioids for 5 days in a row, a person becomes more likely to take them long-term.” – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- “More than 55% of Americans over 12-years old old who misused pain relievers got them from a friend or relative.” – SAMSHA (2008-09)
- “Nearly half of opioid painkiller users are unaware they are taking drugs as addictive as heroin.” – National Safety Council
S.A.F.E. Project is committed to building “S.A.F.E. Communities” across the nation by working with families, community leaders and influencers to provide the education, tools and support necessary to affect significant change. By bringing together families who are on the front lines of the opioid crisis, along with representatives who touch the larger community—communities large or small can develop practical solutions that work for every individual and family facing the opioid crisis.
S.A.F.E. Campuses will provide college students across the nation with the tools and support they need to succeed in their lifelong journey of addiction recovery. Learn more about how S.A.F.E. Campuses will help college students struggling with addiction recovery.