The Museum kicked off its fall “Conversations” series on November 18 with a timely panel discussion on the Opioid Crisis. Opioids: Communities Fighting Back was moderated by NBC4 News 4 Today anchor Aaron Gilchrist and featured thoughtful, eye-opening and often poignant discussion among Newtown (OH) Police Chief Tom Synan, Quincy (MA) Lieutenant Detective Patrick Glynn and Director of Opioid Overdose Prevention for the Baltimore City (MD) Health Department, Jose Rodriguez. Panelists discussed ways their communities are dealing with this crisis, which has already claimed the lives of more than 300,000 Americans. While each community has taken a unique approach to the situation, all agreed that the resources have to reach those in need and that resolving the crisis involves a team of not just law enforcement officers, but also social workers, medical, and mental health professionals. Couldn’t make it to the program? You can watch a video of the event here.
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