General Meeting Education
Heroin and Opioids
Suddenly a Big Problem
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Mt. Olive Community Life Center*
2 Hicks Avenue
With the number of deaths from heroin and opioids already doubling this year over last, the problem of addiction needs to be taken seriously. Do you know someone who has been impacted by heroin or opioids? Most people do.
Anne Arundel County Department of Health's Prevention Specialist Sandy Smoinicky will describe the scope of the problem. What is heroin and what does it do to the body? Where is it happening and who is affected? And, why is it suddenly such a big problem?
Serenity Sistas' Founder and Executive Director Angel Traynor will share her own story of addiction and recovery. She'll also discuss available treatment options, and which help addicts move forward. What collaborative efforts are being made and which are working? How can AAWGT make an impact as a philanthropic organization?
Students from Annapolis High School's Performing and Visual Arts Program will offer a performance about heroin and opioid abuse.
In preparation for this session, consider watching the YouTube video, Not My Child.
AAWGT will convene a business meeting at 11:40. Proposed changes to the bylaws, circulated to members by a separate e-mail, will be presented, followed by time for discussion.
The program exploring issues around Heroin will begin promptly at noon.This event is free, open to the public, and accessible to persons with disabilities.
Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees are welcome to bring their own "brown bag" lunch.
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