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The Opioid Crisis: A Call to Action!

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Naugatuck Valley Community College

Founders Hall-Community Room

750 Chase Parkway

Waterbury, Ct 06708

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Be part of the conversation addressing the opioid crisis in our community.

Each of us can have a role in the prevention and treatment of the misuse of opioids.

Objectives for this program:

The attendees will:

    Describe the physiological basis of addiction

      Develop knowledge of community resources for prevention and treatment of addiction

        Identify the signs of addiction

          Identify the signs of overdose

            Identify how to obtain and learn how to administer Narcan®

              Describe the process of bill development in the CT legislature (PA-16-43)

              Agenda

              9:00-9:30 Welcome

              9:30–10:15 The Face of Addiction

              10:15-11:00 The Physiology Basis of Addiction

              11:00-11:15 Break

              11:15-12:00 Prevention Strategies

              12:00-12:45 Lunch

              12:45-1:15 Leadership in Action-: Legislative Bill PA 16-43

              1:15-3:15 A Call to Action!

              Interdisciplinary Collaboration:

              Treatment and Resources for Individual, Families, and the Community

              Narcan® Training

              3:15-3:30 Wrap up and Evaluation

              (Subject to Change)

              Community addiction treatment agencies from around Connecticut will be available throughout the conference in the Atrium. They will have flyers and contact information.

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              Naugatuck Valley Community College

              Founders Hall-Community Room

              750 Chase Parkway

              Waterbury, Ct 06708

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