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"Athletes, Injuries and Narcotics" forum

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The Maine-Endwell Middle School will be hosting a sports injury and opioid use awareness night. The forum will focus on sports injury and opioid addiction. 

A panel of experts will discuss the connection between the treatment of sports-related and other injuries and opioid addiction, as well as the responsible use of opioids and alternatives to addictive pain medication for injury treatment. Members of the panel will range from a doctor of osteopathy to former athletes who have been injured and are now in recovery. 

Representatives from several local agencies including, the Southern Tier Aids Program, Lourdes Substance Abuse Prevention, and Broome Country Drug Court, will be on hand to distribute information and answer questions including: 

The event is free and open to the public and will begin with refreshments at 5:30 p.m. followed by a panel discussion and question and answer period beginning at 6 p.m.

The event will be on Tuesday, February 21 at the Maine-Endwell Middle School.

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