Opioid Awareness Forum
Pomperaug District Department of Health, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of CT, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Oxford Pubic Schools, and the Local Prevention Council, are sponsoring a community forum at Oxford High School on April 24, 2018, in response to the opioid crisis sweeping the state. Free and open to the public, the forum, which runs from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, is facilitated by a panel of subject matter experts and includes candid presentations by local families who’ve suffered the loss of a loved one due to substance abuse.
The evening’s agenda includes a screening of “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” a documentary released by the FBI and the DEA, in an effort to raise awareness of the nation’s opiate epidemic and to help educate young people on the dangers of addiction. The movie is formatted for all ages, gives a compilation of heart-wrenching, first-person accounts, and generates meaningful dialogue between people who use drugs, their family members, and professionals who are dedicated to saving lives.
For more information regarding the April 24 forum, please visit www.pddh.org or call 203.264.9616 ext 4. Reservations are not required; there are no age or residency restrictions.