The Rotary Club of Wellesley‘s Addiction Task Force will present a series of Addiction Prevention seminars to fight opioid abuse in the community. The first seminar will take place on Wednesday, May 22, at the Wellesley Country Club, 5:45pm – 9pm. Register here.
Become a part of the club’s comprehensive approach to educating, advocating and providing information about access to services. Help the Rotary Club create opportunities for continued involvement as a unified voice to prevent opioid addiction in our community.
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with a panel of experts representing healthcare, law enforcement, faith leaders, education, judiciary, and many other segments of our community. Expect to participate in small discussion groups to express your experiences and views on opioid addiction prevention. Help the Rotary Club develop opportunities for continued participation in the club’s commitment to combating addiction.
Professor Bertha Madras
Richard Dyer, Attorney
Jack Pilecki, Wellesley Police Chief
Richard Delorie, Wellesley Fire Chief
Dr. David Lussier, Wellesley School Superintendent
Dr Antje Barreveld, MD MPH
Dr Catharina Armstrong, MD MPH
Purpose and Objectives
- To provide attendees with a brief introduction on the psycho-biological aspects of addiction
- To provide attendees with an overview of the impact of opioid addiction
- To increase awareness of opioid addiction , its etiology and symptoms
- To discuss how legislators, local officials, law enforcement, the judiciary and other stakeholders are responding to the opioid epidemic.
- To encourage ongoing participation by all stakeholders in subsequent efforts to sustain the fight against opioid addiction