Saturday April 14th, 2018, 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Straight Talk: Be Prepared

Families Responding to the Opioid Crisis

Families play a pivotal role in opioid use prevention. Adolescents and young adults misuse prescription opioids more than any other age group and teen substance use significantly increases the risk of developing addiction. Adolescents and young adults are also at the highest risk for overdose. By being informed, families can prevent their children from misusing drugs, reducing the chances of accidental overdose and avoiding the devastation of opioid addiction.

Armed with information, families can be ready to respond to the impact of the opioid crisis in our community. Huggins Hospital, Carroll County Coalition for Public Health and Team Wolfeboro as the Eastern Lakes Region Coalition for Healthy Families present this education session for families. We invite parents and youth to join us to learn specific ways to be ready to respond to opioid overdose and substance misuse. We will have experts on hand to share:

Your Teenager’s Bedroom – Melissa Fernald LICSW, MLADC
Tour this nationally recognized hands-on exploration of more than 70 indicators of risky teenage behaviors, and current trends in adolescent substance abuse. Learn how to have difficult conversations with teens about drugs and alcohol.

Operation Save A Life
Opioid Overdose Rescue - Naloxone Training. If you are concerned that you or a loved one is at risk for overdosing on heroin and prescription pain medication, this training is for you. Naloxone is a prescription medication that reverses an opioid overdose.

Experiences from the Field
Learn from the experiences of local EMS first responders, what to look for and what you can do to be prepared in the event of an opioid overdose.

How to Talk to Your Teen About Alcohol and Drugs
Meet trained health and behavioral health professionals from Huggins Hospital, learn strategies and find tools to help when it’s time to have difficult conversations with your child or teen.

CPR for Friends and Families
Learn basic lifesaving skills and get hands-on CPR practice. The American Heart Association’s Family & Friends® CPR Course is intended for anyone who wants to learn CPR and prefers to learn in an Instructor-led or facilitated group environment. This course is for people who do not need a course completion card for a job or other requirements. Family & Friends CPR is ideal for community groups, parents, grandparents, caregivers, schools and students, and others interested in learning how to save a life.

L.E.A.D. – Law Enforcement Against Drugs
Learn about this innovative curriculum being delivered in many local schools. “Too Good for Drugs” puts social and emotional learning to work through fun and interactive lessons to build self-confidence and resiliency, make healthy choices and achieve success.

BONUS: Meet a Huggins Hospital Therapy Dog volunteer
Huggins Hospital’s Pet Therapy Program engages visiting certified therapy animal teams to support recovery from a physical or emotional condition.  A certified therapy dog can promote a sense of well-being to enhance healing, living and learning for people with health and behavioral health challenges.

Meet Our Care Team
Huggins Hospital has an integrated primary care and behavioral health care teams to help your family respond to health and behavioral health challenges. Come visit with us, get to know us and learn how we can help.

Be informed!  Be prepared!

For more information about the Eastern Lakes Region Coalition for Healthy Families, visit their webpage.

  • Location: Huggins Hospital's Medical Arts Education Center