Saturday, January 21, 2017

National Day of Remembrance

Trinity Episcopal Church will hold a National Day of Remembrance event on January 29, 2017 at 5:00PM to honor community members lost to addiction and display public support for their families. The event, initiated by the Addiction Policy Forum, will bring together parents, families, religious leaders and other members of the community and raise awareness of addiction. Other communities across the United States will hold events simultaneously.

WHAT: National Day of Remembrance ~ Bridgewater, MA

WHEN: January 29, 2017, 5:00PM

WHERE: Trinity Episcopal Church, 91 Main Street, Bridgewater

WHO: Speakers will include families featured in Addiction Policy Forum’s

WHY: Massachusetts is currently experiencing an epidemic of opioid-related overdose and death. Opioid-related deaths in our state were more than four times higher in 2015 than in 2000. Sadly, we all know that this disease isolates the families and souls affected. As a result, we need to identify safe places in our community where the stigma of substance use disorder can be identified and diminished. A place where the families of those affected can be embraced and supported.

Please join us on the National Night of Remembrance as we open the doors of Trinity Episcopal Church to let everyone know that we ARE that place. Join us as we embrace the 26 million people living in active addiction, the 23 million souls living in recovery, and honor the friends and families of the millions more lost to overdose.

If you’re interested in attending this event, please contact Aimee D’Arpino, 781-630-1120, NDR129MA@gmail.com

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