The Brooklyn-based Operation Survival project has launched an awareness campaign to increase knowledge among residents in the integrated neighborhood of Crown Heights about the risks and dangers of prescription opioids and drug abuse
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) – Opioid abuse is a serious public health issue. Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, according to the federal government. Nationwide, more than 33,000 people died from causes related to heroin and prescription pain pills in 2015.
The problem affects almost every community, including the Orthodox Jewish communities in the tristate area.
More than 600 residents of the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn — all of them Jewish — gathered recently for a drug awareness and prevention event organized by Operation Survival, a division of the National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE). Read More
Operation Survival, a Crown Heights-based organization under the auspices of the NCFJE, has become the first Jewish program in New York State to register as an Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Program, in response to the heroin epidemic engulfing the nation – to which the Orthodox-Jewish community is not immune. Read More