Erase the Stigma Online Event to Discuss Substance Use Recovery During Pandemic

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The Watertown Youth Coalition and W.A.T.E.R.town (Watertown Access to Treatment, Education, and Resources) will host a virtual event about erasing the stigma of substance use discovery and recovery.

The event, called “Erase the Stigma, Recovery is Possible” will take place on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic will be one of the topics of the discussion.

Local medical experts and community members will share stories of hope and recovery. The discussion will be lead by Dr. Laura Kehoe, a Watertown resident and director of the MGH Substance Use Disorder Bridge Center. The features speaker will be Dr. John Kelly, director of the MGH Research Recovery Institute.

Feel free to register for this FREE event by clicking: 
www.watertown-cares.com

3 thoughts on “Erase the Stigma Online Event to Discuss Substance Use Recovery During Pandemic

  1. This event will also feature local residents discussing their own paths to recovery. Participants can pre-register using the link above and ask questions–anonymously, if they prefer– from the comfort of their homes.
    The keynote speaker is nationally recognized Dr. John Kelly, an addiction specialist from Mass General Hospital, who talks about de stigmatizing and recovering from substance abuse.

  2. This sounds like very worthwhile event. Thanks for putting it together. My schedule is in a lot of flux these days so I don’t know if I’ll be able to participate.
    I would like to pass on a link to another organization I’m involved with which parallels yours:

    https://thephoenix.org

    Well worth checking them out.

  3. Paul, thanks for the link. I am helping to organize the event and will definitely putt the phoenix in our resources list.. Hope to “see” you on Sept 13. Tell your friends!
    Ellen Kolton

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