Substance abuse discussion set for Monday

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BRATTLEBORO — Community Opioid Response, which works to reduce opiate misuse and addiction, will host a community conversation, "At least they're not using heroin," on Monday, April 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Brooks Memorial Library on Main Street.

In a time of the opioid crisis, it may be easy to think other "safer" drugs like alcohol or marijuana are acceptable among teens. Come discuss the work done to address the impact of the early use of substances on the adolescent brain. Guest speaker Debby Haskins, the former executive director of the Association of Student Assistance Professionals of Vermont, has been in the substance abuse field for 25 years. Her passion is working with adolescents and their families to break the cycle of addiction by presenting information in an experiential way.

There will be snacks and beverages available and the conversation will be live-streamed through BCTV and recorded on www.CORTalks.org.

Community Opioid Response also works to ensure adequate support for people in recovery through public education about prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.

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