My name is Dr. Laura Yard and I practice addiction medicine in Port Orange. I wanted to introduce myself because I am passionate about ending the epidemic of prescription drug abuse in Volusia County and beyond. I am an anesthesiologist who specialized in interventional pain management for more than fifteen years. I am well aware of the devastating effects of narcotics, especially Oxycodone, when prescribed irresponsibly or taken illegally.
My mission is to educate and prevent the spread of this disease. Drug addiction is a brain disease and deserves the same appropriate treatment and resources given to other diseases. The supply of narcotics will continue, but we can eliminate the demand through education and treatment.
Please join me on Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at the Daytona Beach boardwalk by the Hilton Hotel. A meeting is being held to plan a Flash Mob video on drug addiction on April 27, 2013. It is time to band together and publicly demand the end of prescription drug abuse. There will be red balloons to guide you to the meeting site. For any questions, you may reach my office at (386) 322-3505.
Please help us end this epidemic.
Laura J Yard, M.D.