A Community Dialogue on Opioids: Working Together on Local Resources and Strategies
A panel of state and local officials will gather to discuss the crucial steps that are being taken to address the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island.
“A Community Dialogue on Opioids: Working Together on Local Resources and Strategies,” will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 in RWU College of Arts & Sciences Room 157. The forum is open to the public.
Presenters will include Tom Coderre, a former state senator and national leader in the field of addiction recovery who serves as a senior adviser to Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Raimondo; Linda Mahoney, administrator of the state Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Disorder Programs; Tommy Joyce, director of the East Bay Recovery Center; Bristol Police Lt. Steven St. Pierre; Dominique Simon-Levine, director of Allies in Recovery; and Rhode Island State Police Capt. Matt Moynihan, Opioid Enforcement and Prevention Coordinator.
The forum is presented through a partnership between the Bristol Health Equity Zone, REST (Resources Education Support Together), the RWU School of Justice Studies, the RWU Department of Public Health, and the RWU Department of Anthropology and Sociology.
A reception with resource tables will run from 6 to 6:30 p.m., the speaker panel will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and a public question-and-answer session will run from 7:30 to 8 p.m.