Congresswoman Clark Highlights Event Raising Awareness of Heroin Crisis in Watertown

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Congresswoman Katherine Clark

Congresswoman Katherine Clark

Congresswoman Katherine Clark

The second annual Erase the Stigma event will be held in November, and the featured speaker will be Congresswoman Katherine Clark.

Last year, Task Force for Substance Use Disorder presented the first Erase the Stigma event to raise awareness about the crisis of heroin and opioids impacting Watertown.

This year’s event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 7:30-9 p.m. at Watertown Middle School, 68 Waverley Ave. in Watertown. The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome Light refreshments will be served

Along with Clark – who represents Watertown and the 5th District in Congress – the night’s presenters include:

Dr. Laura Kehoe – Medical director for the Substance Use Disorder Bridge Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital

Rhonda Lotti – Caring and proud parent; supporter of families with substance use disorder; Magnolia New Beginnings

Jeff Hatch –  Man in long term recovery; former NFL Player/actor stuntman; Granite Recovery Centers

Along with the speakers, information and resources will be available about substance use at treatment.

Learn about:

• The science of opioid addiction

• The realities of recovery

• Opioid/substance use prevention

• The local and national response to the opioid epidemic

• How a community offers hope and help to assist those in need Task Force is supported in part by Mt. Auburn Hospital. Visit the task force’s website:

For questions: email or contact the Watertown Health Department at 617-972-6446.

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