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Working Women: “The New Face Of Addiction”

Hosted by the Conn. Health I-Team, in collaboration with Wheeler Clinic

Women are becoming addicted to opioids at an alarming rate, in Connecticut and the rest of the nation. A new CDC report highlights findings from a 2015 survey that found 1.2 million women – 3,300 per day – initiated opioid use, a rate 25 percent higher than among men.

The forum will bring together a panel of leading experts to discuss the reasons for this trend and the efforts underway in Connecticut to prevent, identify and treat opioid addiction in women.

All are welcome; light refreshments will be served.

5:00-7:30 pm (Panel discussion begins at 6)
New Britain Museum of American Art • Stanley Works Center
56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT 06052 • Free Parking

Attendees receive free admission to the museum.

Register here

Panelists

Judith Stonger

Vice President of Prevention, Wellness and Recovery, Wheeler Clinic

Patricia A. RehmerPatricia A. Rehmer

Senior Vice President for Hartford Healthcare and President of the Behavioral Health Network

Jessica SmithJessica Smith

Senior Director of Adult Outpatient Services, Wheeler Clinic

Annette DiazAnnette Diaz

A Hispanic woman in long-term recovery, doing peer work since 2009.

Certified Recovery Support Specialist, Peer Coordinator, CHR.

Moderator: Angi Carter

Senior web producer, metrics specialist, New Haven Register; producer, Citizens Television

Thanks to our sponsors!


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Media Partners

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This event is supported with a grant from Koopman Share of the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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