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Opioid/Heroin Community Forum to be held in Ellsworth
March 14, 2016

The Ellsworth American and Healthy Acadia 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, March 28, from 6pm to 8pm at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School. All are invited to this FREE event to learn and share their views on the challenges of opioid use and addiction. Refreshments will be served.

The event will start with a presentation from professionals in law enforcement, treatment, prevention and harm reduction speaking about what’s happening in Hancock County. Immediately following there will be a facilitated community discussion in which members of the public will be encouraged to 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, March 28, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
WHERE: Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School, 20 Forrest Avenue, Ellsworth


PANELISTS INCLUDE:
• Denise Black, Healthy Acadia
• Robbie Harriman, person in recovery
• Sheriff Scott Kane, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office
• Irene Laney, Searsport Counseling Associates
• Dr. Diehl Snyder, MDI Behavioral Health Center, MDI Hospital

Registration is recommended (but not required) for the Opioid/Heroin Community Forum in Ellsworth. To register or for more information, please contact Denise Black at denise@healthyacadia.org or 667-7171.