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Addiction Prevention Seminar
May 22 @ 9:45 pm - May 23 @ 1:00 am UTC
ROTARY CLUB OF WELLESLEY OPIOID ADDICTION PREVENTION SEMINAR SERIES Presented by the Rotary Drug Addiction Task Force Plan to participate in the first in a series of important and timely seminars planned to fight opioid abuse in our community. Become a part of our comprehensive approach to educating, advocating and provide information about access to services. Help us create opportunities for continued involvement as a unified voice to prevent opioid addiction in our community. WHEN: May 22, 2019 – 5:45pm – 9:00 pm WHERE: WELLESLEY COUNTRY CLUB REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE SEMINAR STRUCTURE Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with a panel of experts representing healthcare, law enforcement, faith leaders, education, judiciary, and many other segments of our community. Expect to participate in small discussion groups to express your experiences and views on opioid addiction prevention. Help us develop opportunities for continued participation in Rotary’s commitment to combat addiction. Discussion Leaders: Professor Bertha Madras Richard Dyer, Attorney Jack Pilecki, Wellesley Police Chief Richard Delorie, Wellesley Fire Chief Dr. David Lussier, Wellesley School Superintendent Dr Antje Barreveld, MD MPH Dr Catharina Armstrong, MD MPH SEMINAR PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES To provide attendees with a brief introduction on the psycho-biological aspects of addiction To provide attendees with an overview of the impact of opioid addiction To increase awareness of opioid addiction , its etiology and symptoms To discuss how legislators, local officials, law enforcement, the judiciary and other stakeholders are responding to the opioid epidemic. To encourage ongoing participation by all stakeholders in subsequent efforts to sustain the fight against opioid addiction