Hundreds Attend Family Forum on Fentanyl Use
Hundreds packed Clarksburg High School on Jan. 28 to learn about the dangers and prevalence of illegally made fentanyl, prevention tools, and protective factors for students and resources for treatment.
In partnership with MCPS, Montgomery Goes Purple hosted the event with panelists including MCPS School System Medical Officer Dr. Patricia Kapunan, along with members of the Montgomery County Police Department and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Attendees were given Naxolone kits, also known as Narcan, and training on how to use the life-saving medication that can reverse or reduce the effects of an overdose. The Community Opioid Prevention & Education (C.O.P.E.) trailer (a mock teen bedroom) was also available for tours to learn signs of substance use.