2nd Opioid & Heroin Community Forum to be Held in Calais
April 22, 2016

Calais. Healthy Acadia, Wabanaki Public Health, Maine Medical Association, Maine Community Foundation, and the Maine Health Access Foundation are partnering with the Maine Opioid Collaborative to coordinate a public conversation about opioid use, including heroin, and the impacts on local communities. The Forum will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm at the Calais High School. All are invited to this free event to learn and share their views on the challenges of opioid use and addiction. Light refreshments will be served.

The event will begin with a presentation from professionals in law enforcement, substance use treatment, prevention and harm reduction speaking about what’s happening in Calais and throughout Washington County. Immediately following, breakout sessions will focus on three key areas: law enforcement, prevention and education, and treatment and recovery. According to Baileyville Police Chief Bob Fitzsimmons, the session focus areas were selected based upon feedback from a February 26, 2016 forum held in at Washington County Community College in Calais. Community members are encouraged to participate in the breakout sessions and share their experiences, perspectives, and suggestions.

The ideas generated at the forum will be shared with the Maine Opioid Collaborative Task Forces to help inform their recommendations for federal, state, and local actions to address the heroin/opioid epidemic that Maine is currently experiencing.

WHAT: Opioid & Heroin Community Forum
WHEN: Monday, May 2, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
WHERE: Calais High School, 34 Blue Devil Hill, Calais, Maine

Registration is recommended (but not required). To register or for more information, please contact Terri Woodruff at terri@healthyacadia.org or 255-3741.