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.
Vice President of Prevention, Wellness and Recovery, Wheeler Clinic
Patricia A. Rehmer
Senior Vice President for Hartford Healthcare and President of the Behavioral Health Network
Senior Director of Adult Outpatient Services, Wheeler Clinic
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!
Nobile Communications International, LLC
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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.