GATEWAY presents ‘A STORY OF HOW SURGERY AND OPIOIDS TRANSFORMED THE LIVES OF THREE FAMILIES’ a story of three families inadvertently impacted by opioid addiction that began with a prescription to manage pain after surgery. The documentary is presented by Choices Matter – a national movement designed to educate and empower patients to have proactive discussions with their clinicians about available non-opioid options for managing pain after surgery.
The deeply-moving, 40-minute film is thoughtfully told through the eyes and hearts of everyday American families who were introduced to opioids after surgery and go on to battle with addiction – either personally or as a caregiver to a loved one. The result is a humanizing and eye-opening look into the struggles that can be caused by legal opioid
prescriptions when the dangers of these medications are not properly understood.
The discussion following the documentary will be moderated by the Prevention Alliance of Greater Prince William. We hope that you will Join us via Webex on Wednesday September 30th, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 as we bring this valuable discussion to our community of the dangers of prescription opioids for our residents, families and younger adults. To register for this event, visit https://pwc-doit.webex.com/pwc-doit/onstage/g.php?MTID=e842ff2607d1361869909ecbfdfd3c875 .