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Film: Overdose: Inside the Epidemic
March 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice
All BCP&J programs will be held at the Unitarian/Universalist Church,
175 Wendell Ave. in Pittsfield, MA.
These events begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
NOTE: Our regular 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. vigil will take place at Park Square as usual every Thursday. It is now in its 16th year without a Thursday when there was no one present. Please join us if you can.
March 29, 2018 Overdose: Inside the Epidemic, a Second Opinion special is a moving and educational film.
Pictured (L-R): Joe and Mary Mullin and Dr. Lisa Harris
According to state and local health departments, the number of deaths related to opioid and heroin use is on the rise in Monroe County. To shed light on what law enforcement and health care providers are calling an “epidemic”,
Overdose: Inside the Epidemic, features Mary and Joe Mullin of Irondequoit, New York, whose son struggled with drug abuse, opioid use, and heroin addiction. Patrick Mullin eventually died from a heroin overdose. Just eight weeks after Patrick’s death, Mary and Joe courageously share their story – telling their vivid personal experience of Patrick’s decline from alcohol and marijuana use, into opioid and heroin addiction.
The Mullins and Second Opinion host Dr. Peter Salgo are joined by experts Louis E. Baxter, Sr., MD, President and CEO of the Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey, Inc. and Lisa Y. Harris, MD, Chief Physician Informaticist at Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, and former Senior VP and Chief Clinical Officer at Lourdes. The show also feature’s Patrick Seche, MS, addiction specialist from the University of Rochester Medical Center. In front of a live studio audience, they discuss this drug epidemic, offer advice on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug abuse, and share cutting-edge information on prevention and effective treatment.