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Hope Payson, Exploring the Personal, Cultural, and Political Roots of the Opiate “Epidemic”

Hope Payson, Exploring the Personal, Cultural, and Political Roots of the Opiate “Epidemic”

January 22nd, 2018 @ 7:00 pm (Monday)

Here are some sobering statistics. Drug overdoses now kill more people than gun homicides and car crashes combined. Opioid overdoses are one reason life expectancy in this country has declined for the first time in decades. In 2016 more people died from an overdose than in the entire Vietnam War. The projection for overdose deaths in CT in 2017 is 1,078, an 18% increase over last year. Have you wondered why we are experiencing this devastating loss of life and what our community can do to address this national and local issue?

Please join Hope Payson, a local social worker and co-producer of Recovering Community, a documentary film that explores the root causes of addiction, as we learn more about this important topic. She will be joined by recovery activist Robert Funkhouser and addiction expert Daryl McGraw. The presentation will include video clips from Recovering Community, a PowerPoint presentation, and open discussion. Visit here: http://www.norfolklibrary.org/events/hope-payson-exploring-the-roots-of-the-opiate-epidemic/ to reserve your seat.

Add to Calendar 2018-01-22 19:00:00 2018-01-22 20:30:00 America/New_York Hope Payson, Exploring the Personal, Cultural, and Political Roots of the Opiate “Epidemic” Here are some sobering statistics. Drug overdoses now kill more people than gun homicides and car crashes combined. Opioid overdoses are one reason life expectancy in this country has declined for the first time in decades. In 2016 more people died from an overdose than in the entire Vietnam War. The projection for overdose deaths in CT in 2017 is 1,078, an 18% increase over last year. Have you wondered why we are experiencing this devastating loss of life and what our community can do to address this national and local issue? Please join Hope Payson, a local social worker and co-producer of Recovering Community, a documentary film that explores the root causes of addiction, as we learn more about this important topic. She will be joined by recovery activist Robert Funkhouser and addiction expert Daryl McGraw. The presentation will include video clips from Recovering Community, a PowerPoint presentation, and open discussion. Visit here: http://www.norfolklibrary.org/events/hope-payson-exploring-the-roots-of-the-opiate-epidemic/ to reserve your seat. 9 Greenwoods Rd E, Norfolk, CT 06058

Details

Date:
January 22, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Categories:
History & Heritage

Venue

The Norfolk Library
9 Greenwoods Rd E
Norfolk, CT 06058


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