February 23

Partners in Prevention Steering Committee, 4 to 6 PM, Town Hall

February 25

Youth to Youth / Students for Prevention meeting, 2:30 pm

March 10

MKES Parent Association presentation

March 11

Partners in Prevention Coalition Meeting, 7 to 9 PM, Town Hall

March 16

Mount Kisco Town Board presentation, 7:00 pm

April 11

Fox Lane High School Talent Show

April 18

Mount Kisco Library Book presentation, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

May 12

Northern Westchester Hospital Pediatric Department presentation, 8:00 am

Reach out
Speak out

Interview in The Washington Post

An interview in The Washington Post published February 7, 2014 (after the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman was attributed to a heroin overdose), included these statements by the reporter Harold Pollack and his interviewee, Keith Humphreys, a professor at Stanford:

“ . . . in 1999 there were about 4,000 prescription opiate overdoses. In 2010, there were about 16,000.” “The fact that we’ve got 16,000 people a year dying from pure or legally-manufactured opiate analgesics shows you that it’s really not about the unpredictability of illegal markets, it’s about the drugs per se.” “Overdosing is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, accounting for more deaths than traffic fatalities or gun homicides and suicides.”

As a parent and member of the community, what is your response to these statistics and what, if anything, do you think we should be doing about it?