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November 4, 2017: Long Island's Opioid Epidemic - Symposium

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November 4, 2017: Long Island's Opioid Epidemic - Symposium

Long Island’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic: A Discussion With the Community on Recovery, Prevention and Treatment
Presented by the Friends of Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center and the Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth

What: Opioid Symposium

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017, Registration: 8:30 am Program: 9 am – 12 noon

Where: Molloy College’s Hays Theater • 1000 Hempstead Avenue • Rockville Centre, New York 11570

Rockville Centre, NY - In numerous communities across Long Island, abuse of prescription drugs and heroin has reached epidemic heights, leading to unprecedented rates of drug overdoses and related mortalities. Due to this crisis, the Friends of Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center and the Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth are holding an Opioid Symposium, November 4, 2017, 9 am to 12 noon at Molloy College’s Hays Theater.

Attendees will receive important information on support and treatment options, hear from a recovering addict, learn the terminology and new trends. Speakers will discuss how to identify a substance use disorder and highlight the resources available to those struggling, in addition to ways to engage active substance users. Informational resource tables will be available from the Long Island area.

Program Includes:
Discussion Leader: Dr. David Flomenhaft, Mercy Medical Center’s Director Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
Keynote Speaker: Reisa Berg, LCSW, “The Opioid Epidemic: Patterns and Progressions”
Lived Experience: Steve Dodge, Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth
Treatment Alternatives to Incarceration: Pamela Kelly-Pincus, Nassau County DA Office, Director of the Office of Alternative Prosecution and Resources

Q & A Panel to Include:
Janet Starr, LCSW, Mercy Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Services
Pamela Kelly-Pincus, Director of the O¬ffice of Alternative Prosecution and Resources
Steve Dodge, Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth
Ruthanne McCormack, Project Coordinator, Rockville Centre Coalition for Youth
And more.

For more information or to register, please call 516-62-MERCY. Limited seating.

Photo: Event flyer attached.