Wednesday, April 10th, 8 am-3 pm HVCACA and Choices will be presenting a conference on addressing the opiod crisis featuring keynote speaking John Hamilton This program is designed for Social Workers/ Prescribers/ Recovery Community/ Law Enforcement/ Policymakers/ Coalition Members/ Treatment Providers/ Prevention Professionals/ Pharmacists/ Local Officials/ Family Members Registration is required and costs $20. Click… Read More Right Here Right Now: Innovation Addressing The Opioid Crisis
Former NBA star Chris Herren is coming to our community to speak about his struggles with addiction and his recovery. Chris will be speaking at Joel Barlow High School Wednesday Mary 1st at 7 pm The program is free for students! $10 in advance for adults, and $15 at the door. Register at MarkTwainLibrary.org See… Read More Chris Herren is coming to Redding!
Tuesday, March 5th 7:00PM-8:30PM Saxe Middle School Auditorium 468 South Avenue New Canaan CT Come here from Dr. Kevin Sabet , Ph. D. Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D is an author, consultant, and former adviser on drug policy to three U.S. presidential administrations. Dr. Sabet co-founded SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) with Patrick Kennedy in 2013. He… Read More Reefer Sanity: Debunking the Myths of Marijuana
Dr. Ruth Potee will be coming to the Wilton Library Thursday, March 7th at 7 pm. She will be speaking about The Physiology of Addiction and the Effects of Drug-Taking Behavior on the Brain Below is an attached flyer with more information. Registration is recommended
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 12:30PM – 2:00PM at Westport Town Hall AuditoriumTracy Masella, LCSW and Dr. Mia Handler from Silver Hill HospitalTopic: Temperament & Anxiety in Youth / Adolescents Check back later for more information
Dr. Ruth Potee, Adolescent Brain Development Expert is coming to Staples High School in Westport. She will be presenting Thursday January 17th at 7:00pm. The event is sponsored by the Westport Positive Youth Development See the attached flyer for more information
Joel Barlow High School Hosts Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Similar to ‘First Aid’ and CPR, ‘Mental Health First Aid’ teaches individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises WHO: Anyone who works with or has contact with youth WHAT: Youth Mental Health First Aid Training – 8-hour course WHEN: … Read More Upcoming Youth Mental Health First Aid Training at Joel Barlow High School
HVCASA is offering free Naloxone trainings, open to the public. Naloxone, often referred to as Narcan, is the medication given to individuals who have overdosed on opioids, to reverse the overdose. Click the link below to see the schedule of trainings. Registration is recommended, but not required.
HVCASA November Newsletter
The Child Mind Institute shared an article about teens and vaping. Use of JUUL and other highly addictive e-cigarettes is skyrocketing among young people https://childmind.org/article/teen-vaping-what-you-need-to-know/