Understanding the Opioid Epidemic, Documentary Screening & Discussion

Monday, October 28, 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. in the Balfour Room


Heard about the opioid crisis? Want to learn more? Join us for a free screening of the 2018 PBS documentary, “Understanding the Opioid Epidemic.” This one hour film traces the causes behind the unprecedented growth in the use of prescription opioids and the devastating impact these drugs are having in virtually every part of America. The program captures the story of the opioid crisis through personal stories and interviews with experts.

After the film, we will have a guided discussion led by a panel comprised of:

Dr. Jeffrey Bratberg, PharmD, FAPhA, a Professor at URI College of Pharmacy and the Chair of the Attleboro Council on Substance Abuse Prevention.

April Cabrera, Program Manager, Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Carrie Ballou, Community Relations Coordinator, Fuller Hospital

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. This shocking statistic transcends geographic and socioeconomic borders. The impact on young people, families and communities is devastating. Awareness and education can hopefully begin to slow the epidemic.

The Attleboro Public Library is located at 74 N. Main St., Attleboro, MA and has an extensive collection of books and media for children, teens and adults.


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