Housatonic Community College Presents: Addressing the Opioid Crisis

What: Addressing the opioid crisis is an informal lecture to educate both college-age students and the public on the associated risks of heroin and other opioids as well as the potential life-saving benefits of Narcan. Data shows 917 overdoses within CT in 2016 and an estimated 540 overdoses just within the first six months of 2017. The event is possible as part he Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative Grant (CHCI) which strives to address the opioid crisis with education, awareness building, resources and training on the usage of Narcan, the antidote to opioid risks. The mission of CHCI is to serve as a catalyst for creating and sustaining healthy campus and community environments.

When: Tuesday, November 28, 2-3:30pm

Where: Housatonic Community College, 900 LaFayette Blvd, Bridgeport, Connecticut. Beacon Hall Events Center, 2nd floor

Who: Ellen Brezovsky, LCSW, Director of Community Relations for Silver Hill Hospital

Students, the public, media, lawmakers, HCC Counselors will be on hand to answer questions from the media

Media Contact: Dr. Indira Reddy 203-328-5039

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