Opioid Initiative Recovery Group to meet in Berlin

Published on Thursday, 6 September 2018 18:38
Written by Charles Paullin


BERLIN - The Central Connecticut Health District is hosting a it’s Opioid Initiative Recovery Workgroup to have community conversations specifically for family and friends of people in recovery.

“Family members and friends of those in recovery have unique perspectives on the type of resources that communities could provide to augment their own efforts,” said Ann Hartman, assistant director of community health for the CCHD, in a release. “Our goal is to create communities that are supportive to those who are in the recovery process. We are looking for your ideas and perspective on what Berlin, Newington, Wethersfield and Rocky Hill can do to create recovery-friendly towns.”

The group will meet on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Wellspring Church, 222 Lincoln Street. Light Refreshments will be served from 6:30 p.m.

Registration prior to the event is requested via coramdeorecovery.org/oir.html

Anyone with questions or concerns about any public health issue may contact the Central Connecticut Health District, serving the towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield, at www.ccthd.org or “liking” their Facebook page and following them on Twitter @CCTHD4, the release stated.

Additional information about substance use disorder prevention and treatment in Connecticut, visit the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services at ct.gov/dmhas, the release said.

“Please join us if you have a family member or friend who is in recovery, who struggles with substance use disorder, or who lost their life to addiction,” the release said.

Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or cpaullin@centralctcommunications.com.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Thursday, 6 September 2018 18:38. Updated: Thursday, 6 September 2018 18:41.