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Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association Presents Forum On Opioid Epidemic

The Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association will host a forum on "Responding to the Opioid epidemic," on Wednesday, April 27, from 8:15-9:30 a.m.
The Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association will host a forum on "Responding to the Opioid epidemic," on Wednesday, April 27, from 8:15-9:30 a.m. Photo Credit: Ridgefieldct.org website

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association will host a forum on "Responding to the Opioid epidemic," on Wednesday, April 27, from 8:15-9:30 a.m.

Heroin and opioid addiction is a growing problem in Connecticut.

There will be an informational presentation and discussion for medical and mental health professionals in Ridgefield.

Topics to be covered include the following:

  • Current data regarding opioid epidemic nationally and in Connecticut
  • Biology of opioid addiction
  • Challenges in responding to this crisis
  • Broad overview of evidence based treatment options
  • Assessment: Is your patient using or abusing opioids, when to worry
  • Narcan/naloxone: what is it, who can use it and other relevant facts

A light breakfast will be served.

RSVP by April 26 to Laura Cleary, at coalition@ridgefieldct.org or call 203-431-1893.

The RVNA is at 27 Governor St.

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