The Opioid Crisis in Indiana

Marya Lieberman

Tuesday April 4th 2023 - 6:30 pm ET

Leighton Auditorium, Main Branch, St. Joseph County Public Library

From 2016 to 2021, the number of fatal opioid overdoses in Indiana nearly tripled, with most of the increase due to synthetic opioids like fentanyl. Marya Lieberman is an analytical chemist who studies illicit drugs. In this talk, she will address these questions: How do opioid drugs mess with our brains, and why are they so harmful? How have the patterns of opioid use changed in the past decade? What are the emerging hazards—”rainbow” fentanyl, fentanyl analogs, benzos, nitazenes, and xylazine? She will discuss what people in our community can do to help protect themselves and their friends or family from opioid overdose risks.

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