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North Hills Community to Host “The Opioid Epidemic” Town Hall Meeting on March 19
Informational Graphic Promoting The Opioid Epidemic Town Hall MeetingNorth Hills School District, Ross Township Police Department, West View Police Department and Judge Richard Opiela will host “The Opioid Epidemic” on March 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at North Hills Middle School at 55 Rochester Road in Pittsburgh.

Doors will open and informational tables from local support and resource organizations will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. A speaker series with rotating breakout sessions will begin at 7 p.m. Following the speaker series, attendees are welcome to stay for an informal question and answer session with light refreshments at 9 p.m. 

The event is recommended for attendees age 12 and older. 

Free childcare will be provided by North Hills High School SADD and National Honor Society members. Preregistration is required via an online form for free childcare on the district website to ensure appropriate staffing. Click here to fill out this online preregistration form for childcare.

 The town hall meeting format will allow for an evening of education about warning signs, prevention and treatment.

Attendees will hear from local leaders fighting the opioid epidemic in our area including Dr. C. Thomas Brophy, a board certified specialist in addiction medicine and emergency medicine; Brian Dempsey with the Drug Enforcement Administration; Philip Little with the state Attorney General’s Office, West View Police Chief Bruce Fromlak and Ross Township Police Chief Joseph Ley. 

Topics for three, 20-minute breakout sessions include:

  • Student Activities and Pain Management
  • A Parent’s Perspective
  • Community Action – How You Can Help

Questions? Please contact North Hills High School school counselor Elizabeth Cleary at clearye@nhsd.net

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