OTC’s Phi Theta Kappa Hosting Opioid Awareness & Prevention Week

OTC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter is working to raise awareness of the dangers of opioids with a special week of events.

Phi Theta Kappa, an international honors society for community college students, is hosting the events in response to a recent spike in overdoses in Greene County and the data showing opioid deaths in Greene County have quadrupled between 2000 and 2015.

The events kick off Tuesday when when Phi Theta Kappa students will share stories of individuals they have known who have battled prescription drug addiction. The stories will be displayed in the Hamra Family Library through Friday, November 8th.

Local tattoo artists will also be in the Jared Family Atrium giving temporary tattoos on Tuesday for students that want to display them to raise awareness of opioid addiction.

Wednesday, the Discovery Center of Springfield will be leading a workshop in the Jared Family Atrium. The workshops at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. will allow participants to learn more about prescription drug addiction.

On Friday, the finale of the week is presentation of a 3D art piece in tribute to “Kicking Prescription Addiction” in the Jared Family Atrium.

If you want more information about the week’s events, contact PTK Chapter advisor Steve Fritts at OTC.

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