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  • Alternatives to Opioids in Treating Acute and Chronic Pain: A workshop for health care professionals September 13 & 24


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“There have been a number of drug take-back events in communities surrounding the Amani neighborhood, but until now no one has organized one in Amani,” said Amanda Clark, Coordinator of the 53206 Drug-Free Communities Project.

Dr. Michael McNett is presenting “Alternatives to Opioids in Treating Acute and Chronic Pain” for primary care physicians, specialty physicians, allied health professionals, nurses, social workers and staff on two dates in September. Participants will learn why opioids should only be used as a last resort in treating acute and chronic pain, and which non-opioid medications and techniques treat acute and/or chronic pain.

Members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies gathered to provide support and connection at Milwaukee’s first LGBTQ+ Youth Substance Use Prevention Summit at the Stackner Cabaret on August 8. Organized by the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance, the 53206 Drug-Free Communities Project, and Safe & Sound’s 27th Street West Drug Free Coalition, the evening featured a resource fair, panel discussion, video presentations, dinner, and a drag show.