Sunday, December 6, 2015

Community Forum: “The Addiction Crisis”


Community Forum: “The Addiction Crisis”
December 8, 2015
at 7:00 PM
Hosted By
Central Square Congregational Church
within the Sanctuary
71 Central Square, Bridgewater, MA 02324
(508) 697-6016

This forum is open to EVERYONE in the community and we encourage you to attend this important event. The forum agenda will include discussions about:
· Community Awareness
· Signs Of Addiction
· Resources Available to Individuals and Families with Addictions

· Question and Answer time
· What Can We All Do To Fight This Problem

Guest Speakers:
Rich Barnes - Recovering Alcoholic and Addict
Mark Chapman - Funeral Director, Prophett, Chapman, Cole, & Gleason Funeral Home
Christopher Delmonte - Chief of Bridgewater Police
Derek Swenson - Superintendent of Bridgewater-Raynham School District
Rich Cannizzo - Pharmacist for Walgreens
Amanda Sandoval - Case Worker at Highpoint


Did you know that in Bridgewater in 2014 there were 246 admissions to Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services programs? Did you know that 50% of those admissions were for heroin use? In Raynham there were 129 and 51% were for heroin use? (source: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/substance-abuse/care-principles/state-and-city-town-admissions-fy14.pdf )

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