Discussions to be held for Opioid Awareness Week

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A series of discussions and town hall meetings about the opioid crisis will be held across Rhode Island next week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

President Barack Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch have designated next week as National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week.

According the the U.S. Attorney’s Office, each meeting will include a screening of the documentary “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opioid Addict,” stories from Rhode Islanders impacted by the opioid epidemic, and a discussion with political and community leaders, along with police, health officials, and first responders.

The schedule for the meetings, which are open to the public, are as follows”

  • Monday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m.: Brown University of Professional Studies, 200 Dyer St., Providence
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m.: South Kingstown High School Auditorium, 215 Columbia St, Wakefield
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.: Woonsocket City Hall, 169 Main St., Woonsocket
  • Thursday, Sep. 22 at 6:30 p.m.: Middletown Town Hall, 350 Main Rd., Middletown

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