“See the Change, Be the Change” community forum

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Stories of Hope: “See the Change, Be the Change” is the theme of the community forum Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockingham Free Public Library. The event, a follow-up to “The Importance of Hope” forum in February 2018, will highlight stories and progress on our community’s efforts to respond to the opioid epidemic. It is intended to inspire and reduce stigma, while featuring recent successes in bringing more recovery resources to the community. Training on how to administer Narcan, the opioid overdose reversal drug, will also be available.

A story-sharing panel will include members of community recovery groups and families of those experiencing addiction who will share their personal experiences with opioids and how recovery has positively impacted their lives. Recovery Coaching, a peer-based and peer-led program, will provide insight into the many pathways to recovery.

Between each story, Greater Falls Connections and Turning Point Recovery Center of Springfield will share details of programs that have been successfully expanded into the Bellows Falls area. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions, provide input on how we can collectively continue to take action against this disease, and learn how to get involved in prevention, treatment and recovery efforts.

Rockingham Free Public Library is located at 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls, Vt. This event is sponsored by Turning Point Recovery Center of Springfield, Greater Falls Connections, WOOL FM, and Greater Falls Community Justice Center. To learn more about the prevention work happening in the community, go to www.greaterfallsconnections.org. To learn more about the recovery work, go to www.spfldtp.org. Prevention through inspiration!

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