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1st Annual Bristol County Alliance on Opiate Abuse Conference
November 7, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Community leaders and stakeholders from around Bristol County who are in the fight to end the opioid crisis are convening at the Holiday Inn, Taunton for a half-day forum on November 7th from 8:30am to 1:00pm. The Bristol County Regional Alliance is a coalition of individuals and organizations who are working on the issue of opioid prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery. The Alliance is coming together on November 7th to share ideas, address common challenges and create new collaborations to reverse the deadly trend of opioid overdoses plaguing our nation and county.
According to the State Department of Public Health, 233 people died in Bristol County last year from a fatal overdose. “Opioid-related fatalities are devastating families and communities throughout the County, we need to strengthen our efforts to reduce this trend.”, said District Attorney Thomas Quinn one of the program’s organizers. “There is terrific work going on in the county to address the crisis, but we need to come together to do more.”
The Alliance was established in 2017 as a partnership between the Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III’s Office, Southcoast Health and Coalitions from throughout the county to foster communication and collaboration. This Bristol County Alliance’s 1st Annual Conference on November 7th is open to the public but advance registration is required.
The program will feature a host of speakers and workshops on all aspects of the crisis from prevention to recovery. The program will open its doors at 8:30am for registration and resources, and the program will begin promptly at 9:00am with opening remarks from District Attorney Quinn, Southcoast Health CEO Keith Hovan and a Representative from the US Drug Enforcement Agency. The program will continue with various workshops on items like Medically Assisted Treatment, Self-Care, Workforce Development and much more.
To register and find out how to get involved visit our website at www.AllianceBristolCounty.org or call 508-979-1580.