February 2, 2017
Drug and heroin abuse has become an epidemic across the country and in RI with numerous adverse consequences such as needless overdose deaths, broken families, loss of employment and incarceration.
Town Hall Meeting facilitated by Peter Neronha, United States Attorney, to raise awareness about the issue of opioid addiction. The powerful documentary film "Chasing the Dragon: The life of an opioid addict" will be shown. After viewing the film we will hear a personal story from a mother who lost her son to addiction. There will be a local panel of experts to comment and lead a thought provoking discussion.
Who: The United States Attorney's Office in collaboration with The North Kingstown High School and The North Kingstown Prevention Coalition, Deborah Parente - parent, panel of experts: Dr. David Ashley – Meadow’s Edge Recovery Center, Susan Vogl, LICSW – Director of Social Services, Ocean Tides, A. M. Finlay – North Kingstown High School Student Assistance Counselor, Chief Patrick Flanagan, – North Kingstown Police Department, Special Agent James J. McCormack –DEA
Where: North Kingstown High School, 150 Fairway Drive, North Kingstown, RI in the HS auditorium