Parents and friends are cordially invited to attend any of four evening presentations from
4/30/18 Crosby HS 5/8/18 Kennedy HS
5/11/18 Jonathan Reed School 5/30/18 Wilby HS
The opioid epidemic is a national crisis that has hit Connecticut hard. Over 900 people died from opioid overdoses in 2016 in Connecticut and in 2017 the Connecticut Medical Examiner’s Office reported a total of 1038 opioid overdoses. In response, the Waterbury Board of Education, the Waterbury Department of Public Health, the Mayor’s Task Force Against Substance Abuse and the Central Naugatuck Valley Opioid Workgroup have teamed to invite the United States Attorney’s Office to present an educational event for our entire school community offered by the Heroin Education Action Team (H.E.A.T.).
The program will discuss the statistics and the serious problem with abuse of prescription painkillers, which many times leads users to purchase the cheaper alternative, heroin...
Extensive outreach efforts are made in order to prevent, protect, and connect schools and parents with viable information for them to make informed decisions when it comes to prescription pills and opiates.
We invite you join us in this timely and critically important community discussion.
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