Experts on Opioid Use to Provide Information, Hope During Watertown Event

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The WATERtown Task Force on Substance Use Disorder will present noted speakers on the science of opioid use as a disease, providing hope and resources for recovery, providing support to families, and an update on what is available in Watertown to help combat this epidemic.

The event will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. at Taxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church, 25 Bigelow Ave. Watertown.

Speakers Include:

Dr. Theoharis Theoharides, MD, PhD, Professor of Integrative Physiology & Pathobiology, MS, MPhil, Immunology, Yale University, PhD, Pharmacology, Yale University MD, Yale University. Appointed member to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Opioid Drug Formulary Commission.

Rev. Dr. Dimitrios Moraitis, who has been serving the Orthodox Church for over 20 years. Has a Master’s of Divinity from Holy Cross. Received his Doctorate of

Ministry from The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Guest lecturer at several Universities and has led 7 project Mexico mission trips to help the needy build homes.

Dr. Laura Kehoe, Assistant Physician and Medical Director of the Substance Use Disorder Bridge Clinic at MA General Hospital; co-chair of the hospital-wide Substance Use Disorder Education Committee, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Lt Daniel Unsworth, who oversees the Community and Staff Development Division at the Watertown Police Department, serving as WPD’s accreditation manager, training coordination. Lt. Unsworth serves as a liaison to Watertown’s opioid task force (Watertown Access to Treatment Education and Resources).

The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome

Light refreshments will be served. Information and resources will be available

Please join us to learn about:

• The Science of Substance Abuse

• What is being seen locally and nationally

• Response to Substance Use Locally and Nationally

• How a community can offer hope and help to those in need

• Substance Use Prevention

• Awareness, Intervention, Compassion

• Community Response to Substance Use Disorder

For questions:

Email watertown.ma.cares@gmail.com,

www.facebook.com/watertown.ma.cares

Contact Health Dept. at (617) 972-6446

Taxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church, 617-924-8182, http://www.goarchangels.org

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