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Opioid Abuse – Local and Regional Efforts at Control

September 21, 2022 @ 11:50 am - 12:50 pm

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Opioid Abuse – Local and Regional Efforts at Control

Presented By:

Becky Savage, MSN-Ed, RN, CPS

President/Co-Founder 525 Foundation

Here at 525 Foundation, we see value in everyone and think it is so important that everyone hears our message of prevention. “Everybody is somebody’s Somebody!” We want to save lives by being the catalyst for positive change in our schools, families, and communities.

Since our beginning in 2017, we have been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit upon: support, empowerment, and progress. There is nothing more satisfying than to finish a presentation at a school and have numerous students come up afterward and hug you and tell you that Nick and Jack’s story made an impact on them. Or to have a parent send you a message thanking you for the presentation, because that night a great conversation was had, and change was made. Or, to watch 8,000 pounds of pills be loaded up on a truck to be destroyed. When you think about one pill being able to take a life, that 8,000 pounds of pills is a lot of lives potentially SAVED!

We do what we do because we as parents, and I am sure our boys, were unaware of the dangers that our kids were facing. We did not know that prescription medications were a “thing” at a party, and we are sure that some parents and kids may still be unaware. We want to help fill the knowledge gaps about prescription medication misuse, along with other substance misuse and abuse. We do not want another preventable tragedy happening to another family. Especially, if just by us talking about it can save someone else.

Nick and Jack brought so much love and goodness to the world when they were alive, and now this is our way of carrying on their legacy of love and goodness- through the work of our foundation, and through telling their story- including the fatal choice that forever changed our lives. We see value in everyone and think it is SO important that everyone hears our message of prevention.


Accreditation Statement: The Beacon Health System of South Bend is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:  Beacon Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure:  The Speaker(s) and all planners associated with this activity do not have any potential conflict of interest.

Disclosure Statement:  As a sponsor accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association, Beacon Health System must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all sponsored educational programs.  All faculty participating in these programs must complete a disclosure statement indicating any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program.  This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.

Commercial Support:  No commercial support was used in the planning or implementation of this CME activity.

On Demand Details: Recordings are available for credit until 9/21/2023

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September 21, 2022
11:50 am - 12:50 pm
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