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Save a Life Montgomery: Opioid and Substance Abuse Community Forum, Oct. 21

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Published: 2017-10-06 00:00:01.000

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month and the Many Voices for Smart Choices Coalition* will be hosting a special event--Save a Life Montgomery Community Forum.

The forum is sponsored by the Montgomery County Collaboration Council's Many Voices for Smart Choices Coalition*, State's Attorney's office, Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, the Bar Association for Montgomery County Maryland and the Universities at Shady Grove. The forum is open to everyone in the community. Registration is at no cost to participants.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Covenant Life Church
7501 Muncaster Mill Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Doors will open at noon to allow attendees time to visit the information pathway and resource tables. Walk-ins are welcome and may register at the door. There is no cost to attend this event and all community members are welcome.

This program will provide current information to attendees on medical, legal, and behavioral issues and supports related to opioid and substance abuse. This forum is designed to address unique issues among parents, caregivers, and youth.

Activities include:
*an information pathway of county statistics and personal stories
*resource tables providing information about relevant local services and supports
*keynote speakers, including: two-time Super Bowl Champion Dexter Manley
*presentation of youth PSA video and poster contest award winners
*information about the Good Samaritan law
*interactive demonstrations and reflection activities especially for youth (note: SSL hours are available for this event)
*behavioral and health changes that occur in those with current substance abuse issues
*an introduction to Naloxone and panel discussion with a Q&A session

Register Now! (Link:

Please Note: You can register up to 20 additional attendees, 10 in each category: Student and or General Registration.

Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children,Youth and Families,Inc. - 301-610-0147

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