Speech on Overdose Prevention
White House Drug Policy Director to Visit North Carolina to Call for Increased Action to Prevent Drug Overdose Deaths
An Estimated 37,000 people Died from Drug Overdoses in the U.S. in 2009
Director Gil Kerlikowske to Call for 15 Percent Reduction over 5 Years in Unintentional Drug Overdose Deaths Nationwide
Gil Kerlikowske, Director of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and President Obama’s top drug policy advisor will visit Wilkesboro, North Carolina on Wednesday, August 22nd.
During his visit, Kerlikowske will deliver a speech calling drug overdose deaths preventable and outline a national goal of reducing unintentional drug overdose deaths by 15 percent over the next five years.
Who: Gil Kerlikowske, Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy
What: Speech on Overdose Prevention
News media should RSVP to MediaInquiry@ondcp.eop.gov
When: Wednesday August 22, 9:30am-11:00am ET
Where: Wilkes Community College
The Walker Center
1328 South Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Can’t make it in person? Click here to view a webcast of the event.
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