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It Takes A Village: Opioid Abuse Campaign

  • October 17, 2017

WSHC is launching a campaign to address high rates of opioid abuse in our community on Wednesday, October 18th with a patient/family/provider lunch from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. We will convene stakeholders including elected officials, HRSA representatives, patients and community to develop strategies to combat this public health emergency.

Opioid abuse is creating one of the largest public health crises in the nation’s history affecting virtually every community. And while addiction knows no boundaries, unequal access to treatment creates real disparities in disease outcomes among groups who struggle to obtain basic health care. Whittier’s Behavioral Health Department is committed to eliminating those disparities. We offer individual and group therapy, walk-in services, and medication assisted treatment (Suboxone and the Vivitrol injection) for patients who need this support to achieve and maintain sobriety.

For more information, please contact Christine Pajarillo, LICSW at (617)989-3212