On May 17, 2017

Substance abuse discussion to help public understand the challenge of opiate addiction

Tuesday, May 25, 6 p.m.—RUTLAND—Communities across the state have been facing the challenge of opiate addiction. Faith Stone, director of the West Ridge Center, will present an overview on this important issue Tuesday, May 25, 6- p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Rutland.

Among the topics to be discussed are the dangers of substance abuse; how opioids differ from one another; the impact of addiction on the community; treatment options such as methadone and suboxone replacement; and current treatment resources that are available. A panel discussion featuring substance abuse experts from West Ridge and the Rutland City police will follow the presentation.

This free event is open to professionals working with addiction, individuals undergoing addiction treatment who want more information, and family and community members who want to gain more insight into addiction and the recovery process. Refreshments will be provided. Advance registration is required by visiting rrmc.org or calling 802-772-2400.

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