71,568. That's how many Americans are estimated to have died of drug overdoses in 2017 according to the Centers for Disease Control. That year, 108 Alaskans died from opioid overdoses. But opioid abuse can be prevented by properly disposing of unused prescription medications.
Lloyd Platson with Sitka Counseling and Prevention Services talks about a mental health first aid class on Thursday, September 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the downstairs conference room at 111 Metlakatla St.
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