Forum was held October 5, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.
In order for Newtown to respond and protect its residents from the growing threat posed by Connecticut’s opioid epidemic, community leaders agree that issues related to abuse and addiction need to be brought out into the public, be acknowledged for the disease it is, and be destigmatized in order for users and their loved ones to get the education and support they need to overcome their challenges.
This was the consensus of a dozen community leaders who gathered on International Overdose Awareness Day, August 31, to share information and plan definitive action — most immediately, a community forum. That forum will be at 7 pm, October 5, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.
A panel of speakers will speak candidly about their experiences and provide attendees the opportunity to ask questions, as well as voice their thoughts and concerns.
During the preliminary planning meeting August 31, the group reviewed current local efforts and intentions and also heard from David Fiellin, MD, professor of medicine and public health at Yale University School of Medicine. He is among a select group of partners developing the Connecticut Opioid Response (CORE) Initiative. Read More Here