Training & Events

Westerly Hospital Hosts Community Addiction Forum

Jan 01, 1970 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Westerly Hospital, along with Westerly Public Schools and The Journey to Hope, Health and Healing will be co-sponsoring a community forum on addiction on Thursday, September 8 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Nardone Conference Center. The event will cover what every parent, first responder, and the community must know about addiction, our nation’s number one health problem. Dr. Ruth Potee, an expert in adolescent and adult addiction, will share the latest information on the developing teenage brain and its impact on risk taking, identifying the signs of drug use and addiction, treating addiction as a brain disease and treatment options available, and providing practical advice for how to use this information to safeguard our youth and community. The event is free and open to anyone.