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Wheeler Clinic to Host Community Educational Forum on Opioids

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Wheeler Clinic’s Connecticut Clearinghouse will host a “Community Educational Forum on Opioids and Naloxone” on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 334 Farmington Avenue, Plainville, from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Connecticut Clearinghouse’s Program Manager Aisha Hamid, MPH, CPS, CHES, will discuss the current opioid epidemic in Connecticut and nationally. The presentation will include information on how to obtain Naloxone/Narcan, a medication used to save lives by reversing the effects of an opioid overdose.

Ms. Hamid will also discuss the safe storage and disposal of medications as well as statewide efforts to address the opioid crisis.

“This is an excellent opportunity for community members to learn more about the opioid crisis and to get helpful information and valuable free Connecticut Clearinghouse resources,” said Ms. Hamid.  “It is important that everyone in the community is well-informed on this issue, and we encourage people to attend.

Forums such as this also help to dispel myths and reduce stigma regarding opioids and substance use.”

 

Pre-registration is requested (but not required) at www.ctclearinghouse.org or by calling 800.232.4424. 

The event is free and open to the public.

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