February 16, 2018 – Raising awareness and breaking the stigma associated with the disease of addiction are the first steps to address the nation’s drug crisis. To help further the cause, community leaders are inviting the public to an event in Montgomery County to discuss the opioid epidemic.
On Saturday, Feb. 17, local elected officials and treatment experts will host a community discussion about the opioid crisis. The forum will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, located at 8339 Old York Road in Elkins Park, Pa. 19027.
The event is hosted by U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, state Rep. Steve McCarter, and state Sen. Art Haywood. The discussion will feature officials tasked with curbing the epidemic, including:
Dr. Joseph D’Orazio, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Temple Medical School
Kay McGowan, Administrator, Montgomery County Office of Drug and Alcohol
Alison Slicker, Addiction Specialist and Peer Leader Coordinator with the Council of SE Pennsylvania
Kevin Steele, Montgomery County District Attorney
Kay McGowan, Administrator of the Montgomery County Office of Drug and Alcohol