Albert Wisner Public Library to host two community conversations about the opiod crisis

15 Feb 2018 | 04:49

    WARWICK — The Albert Wisner Public library is hosting a community conversation about the opioid crisis in our community to be presented by Warwick Working Together.
    Join the conversation to 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.
    There are two components to the conversation:
    Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.• Screening of the PBS Frontline documentary,"Chasing Heroin."
    • Age groups: Adults and teens
    "Chasing Heroin" is 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.
    Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m.• Opioid Crisis—Panel Discussion
    • Age groups: Adults and teens
    Learn about this growing crisis and what our community is doing about it. Hear from families and local experts dealing with this health issue.
    Facilitated by Beverly Braxton of Warwick Working Together.
    Register online at albertwisnerlibrary.org or contact the library Help Desk at 986-1047 ext. 3.