“Warwick Working Together” is in the planning stage for a community discussion about the Opioid Crisis scheduled for Fri., Mar. 9 at 7 p.m. the Albert Wisner Library, located at 1 McFarland Dr. in Warwick. We believe advocacy and grassroots efforts can make a difference in addressing the real nature of the threat communities like ours are up against.
“Warwick Working Together” is seeking citizens of our town who can give voice to the complexity of this health issue: the impact it has on the lives of individuals, families, first responders, and health care professionals and how judges, law enforcement, town officials, social workers and recovery advocates are dealing with it.
It is our hope that many of you will consider participating, either as a panelist or member of the audience, in this important community conversation. Let’s learn what we can do together when we work as a community to reduce the stigma associated with the disease of addiction and focus on saving lives, by addressing the opioid epidemic through education, harm reduction, prevention, resources, and support. Please contribute to our understanding about this growing crisis and what our community can/is doing about it.
- How can communities, government, and law enforcement advance the laws and resources available?
- What prevention tools and education is available?
- How prevalent is first responder naloxone overdose reversal kits and training?
- Is naloxone distribution and training available for the individual and family?
- What services are supporting treatment and recovery?
- Are their support groups for those experiencing loss?
Have answers? Want to help? Have questions? We look forward to hearing from you. Leave your name at the Albert Wisner – Help Desk by calling 986-1047, ext. 3 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will get back to you.
BEVERLY BRAXTON, FOUNDER OF FAMILY CENTRAL