San Joaquin County Launches Campaign On Drug Awareness For Youth

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In response to growing concerns about illicit drug use and overdoses in the community, San Joaquin County has initiated a significant public campaign focusing on educating young individuals about the perils of substances like fentanyl.

Beginning Monday, this campaign, spearheaded by the county's leadership, aims to substantially reduce overdose incidents. The county's Public Health Services, Safety Coalition, Office of Education, and District Attorney’s Office are collaborating to ensure the campaign’s success.

To further detail their educational and action plan, a town hall is set for Monday evening at 5:30 p.m. The event, to be held at 2707 Transworld Dr. in Stockton, invites members of the community to engage, ask questions, and learn about the steps being taken to address the issue.

For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will be conveniently livestreamed on the San Joaquin County Office of Education’s official YouTube page.

An added incentive for in-person attendees is the provision of Narcan—a potentially lifesaving drug in cases of opioid overdose. Those present will not only receive Narcan but will also be trained on its correct administration, further empowering the community to combat the opioid crisis.

San Joaquin County's proactive steps underscore the community’s commitment to safeguarding its youth from the devastating consequences of drug misuse.

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