The topic, “Opioid Crisis, Our Community”, is an epidemic hitting the country, the state and, like other towns around us, Milton as well. We have an important and timely agenda planned. Our keynote speakers will focus on the drug overdose crisis. Following an update on Milton Overdose Data provided by Police Chief John King and Christine Hamilton from Fallon Ambulance, we are honored to host Bill Scannell, founder of HOPES Forever (Help Our Planet End Stigma). Bill is a vocal substance abuse advocate, and will speak about his son, Emmett, whom he lost last year to substance use disorder. Following Bill, Nicole Garrity, a Naloxone specialist from Manet Community Health Center will conduct a brief Opioid Overdose Prevention presentation and demonstration. Naloxone is a rapid drug reversal medication, responsible for saving many lives. We should all be aware of how to use it. Nicole will be available after the meeting for additional information.
Much has been happening behind the scenes since we last met. The agenda will also include important updates and announcements, including our recent submission for a federal Drug Free Communities grant to promote long-term sustainability of the coalition!
Lastly, medication lock-boxes will also be available for attendees to take home. Help prevent the risk of medication misuse and keep Milton teens and adults safe!
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, May 10 at 7pm at The Parkway United Methodist Church in Milton. Light refreshments will be served. The Coalition offers a big thank you to Reverend Kathryn Johnson who is looking forward to hosting our meeting.