Niskayuna club hosting opioid crisis forum

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Americans are dying of drug overdoses at an alarming rate. One report cites an estimated 1,000 deaths each week, mostly from overdoses of opioid drugs.

The Rotary Club of Niskayuna will host “Losing Our Loved Ones,” a breakfast forum open to the public from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. next Tuesday, June 12, at the Blue Ribbon Restaurant & Bakery, 1801 State Street, Schenectady.

The primary speaker will be Robert A. Kent, general counsel for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).  He is leading OASAS efforts to implement Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Heroin and Opioid Task Force.  (After the meeting, Kent will be speaking to fifth-graders at Schenectady’s Lincoln Elementary.)

If you would like to attend the breakfast, be sure to call Lon Penna at  518-312-6588 no later than Sunday, June 10.


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