Drug deaths spike in past year: concern mounts not just about illegal substances but prescription medication (23/08/17)

This Moonee Valley Leader article features our Paul Aiken (Evaluation and Advocacy Team Leader) responding to recent Coroners Court data showing an increase in overdose deaths in the Moonee Valley, Moreland and Monash local government areas.  He highlights the need for greater community understanding of overdose, particularly amongst those taking prescribed opioids, who may not consider themselves to be at risk. If the link above no longer takes you to the correct edition of the leader, you can see a readable image of the article on our Facebook page.