“The Ugly Truth” presented by Commack Coalition of Caring & Suffolk County Police Department, 4th Precinct

Commack Coalition of Caring & Suffolk County Police Department, 4th Precinct

Presents

“The Ugly Truth”

Commack High School, 7:00 p.m., February 3, 2015

Although we have all read and heard the headlines about Heroin in our neighborhoods and the dangers of easy access to powerful prescription medication, we rarely hear The Ugly Truth behind these headlines.

This is a must see event and the first of it’s kind

WELCOME REMARKS BY SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE

STEVE BELLONE

SPECIAL GUEST

SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPUTY POLICE COMMISSIONER RISCO MENTION-LEWIS

Special Guest Speaker

Dr. Andrew Kolodny,

Chief Medical Officer, Phoenix House

Nationally recognized psychiatrist and public health advocate, Dr. Kolodny, has spent his career treating and advocating for those impacted by addiction. He is an expert in the opioid addiction epidemic. He also is the Director of PROP: Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing.

Other Distinguished Speakers Include:

  • A mother and son who have lived the nightmare of addictions
  • A police officer involved in community and prevention programs
  • A medical examiner responsible for exams of individuals who have overdosed
  • An expert in insurance coverage for substance abuse treatment

Representatives from various substance abuse treatment agencies and youth agencies will be available to provide information to families. In addition, representatives from the treatment agencies will be available for private consultation with families needing additional information.

For more information, call Debbie Virga at (631) 858-3623. To register for the forum, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/UglyTruth.

Author: Lynda LaCour

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