The Albert Wisner Public Library, located at 1 McFarland Dr. in Warwick NY, will host a community conversation on Fri., Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. The conversation, geared for adults and teens, will be presented by Warwick Working Together and will address the opioid crisis in the community, what can be done together to reduce the stigma associated with the disease of addiction and how to focus on saving lives, all through education, harm reduction, prevention, resources, and support.
There will also be a screening of “Chasing Heroin,” a two-hour investigation placing America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light – telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic’s years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in U.S. drug policy, and exploring what happens when addiction is treated like a public health issue, not a crime. Annie Colonna of Warwick Valley Prevention Coalition will facilitate this event.
Panel Discussion on Mar. 9
The library will host a panel discussion on Fri., Mar. 9 at 7 p.m., facilitated by Beverly Braxton of Warwick Working Together. Attendees will learn about the growing opioid crisis and what the Warwick community is doing about it. Included on the panel will be families and other local experts.
To register for either of these programs, call the Library Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or visit www.albertwisnerlibrary.org.