Month: May 2015

Substance abuse prevention forum

More great information-sharing and dialogue with the audience at the Duxbury Opiate & Heroin Forum last night. Thank you to all who turned out, and to all of our panelists for their participation: Dr. Jagminas from BID Plymouth, Det. McKenney of Duxbury PD, Matt Ganem, a recovering addict and treatment specialist, and Plymouth father Tom Audette. We also send our thanks to the Duxbury Free Library for hosting this important discussion.

Heroin & Opiates in Our Backyard An Educational Forum for Caring Adults

Presented by State Rep. Tom Calter & State Rep. Josh Cutler

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Duxbury Free Library
77 Alden St., Duxbury 7:00 – 9:00 pm

The rates of overdose and death from opiate and heroin use have risen dramatically in our community and region recently. We are facing an epidemic. Unfortunately, young lives from right here in Duxbury and throughout Plymouth County have been dramatically changed or lost to heroin use, and there is no demographic that is immune to the risk of addiction. 

This important educational forum will address the trends, the pathway to heroin from powerful prescription pain medication, prevention guidance, action steps underway, and how community members can work together to fight this epidemic. Don’t wait to get up to speed — please join us to learn more. 

The speaking program begins at 7pm, and includes a representative from Duxbury Police Dept., Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth, Wicked Sober, and a parent who suffered tragic loss. A Q&A session is included. Rep. Calter and Rep. Cutler will share remarks and Commonwealth updates. 

ALL parents and adults who interact with kids of any age are encouraged to attend. Advance registration is requested but not required. To register, visit www.duxburyfreelibrary and follow the Events All link.

For more information, please contact Amy Belmore at abbelmore@hotmail.com or 617.908.4653.