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TITLE:
ACPHS to Host Community Forum on Heroine and Prescription Drug Abuse
WHEN:
03.11.2014
Category:
Capitol Region Calendar Events

DESCRIPTION

Capital Region Community to Come Together to Fight Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse


This event is in partnership with the Addictions Care Center of Albany, ACPHS, Hope House, and the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.  The forum will feature a panel of individuals to provide information and answer questions, with representatives from the judicial system, the healthcare industry, the chemical dependency treatment field, as well as local community members on the path of recovery.  Additionally, a brief training on the use of Narcan (Naloxone) for stopping opioid overdose will be included in the forum, and attendees will have the opportunity to obtain kits and prescriptions for Narcan immediately following the event.


When: March 11, 2014 6:00 PM


Where: Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS), Student Center


Participants in the Community Forum include:

  • John T. McDonald, III – NYS Assemblymember
  • Sheriff Craig D. Apple, Sr. – Albany County Sheriff’s Office
  • Keith W. Stack, Executive Director – Addictions Care Center of Albany
  • Ed Corless, LCSW-R – Director of Outpatient Programs, Addictions Care Center of Albany
  • Keith Brown, Executive Director – Catholic Charities AIDS Services & Catholic Charities Care Coordination Services
  • Kevin Connally, Executive Director – Hope House, Inc.
  • Members of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists - ACPHS Generation Rx
  • Julianne M., Parent of Recovering Heroin Addict
  • Chris A., In Recovery



For more information, contact:
Francine Sinkoff, Addictions Care Center of Albany / 518-465-5829 / fsinkoff@theacca.net
Tara Cavanaugh, Albany County STOP-DWI / 518-720-8004 / Tara.Cavanaugh@albanycounty.com
Megan Davis, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences / 518-694-7131 / megan.davis@acphs.edu