We are excited to announce that WBZ-TV Boston will be filming our November 20th meeting and interviewing a few families You are welcome to come to our regular meeting, and know that you will not be filmed unless you choose.
At our December 11th meeting, Dr. Jefferson Prince, Director of Child Psychiatry, will speak about "Dual Diagnosis". The meeting will start at 7 p.m. and be held in the Davenport 102A conference room at North Shore Medical Center, Salem Hospital.
A donation from Learn to Cope to the Family Resource Center is tremendously appreciated!!
Joanne Peterson, Founder of LTC allocated $5,000 to the Family Resource Center for the Salem Chapter.
The money was raised at the LTC 5K race in Melrose last month. These funds will further support the efforts of LTC through the Family Resource Center.
Joanne Peterson is the Founder and Executive Director of Learn to Cope (LTC), which was started in 2004. She is also a parent of a son in long-term recovery from opiate addiction which begin with OxyContin. LTC, is a nonprofit organization, is a unique solutions-based support, advocacy and educational peer lead organization for family members of those addicted to opiates and other drugs. LTC has a website which provides a support forum with over 4.500 registered families locally and nationally as well as 12 chapters in Massachusetts. LTC provides peer support and education with the focus on coping with the danger, stress and emotions related to this situation. LTC provides informational resources regarding the disease of addiction and realistic strategies for treatment and recovery based on the real-world experiences of members. LTC is the first parent network to provide the overdose reversal Narcan (Nasal Naloxone) at each chapter.
The presentation had a tremendous impact on the many professionals in law enforcement, policy makers, clinicians, educators, first responders, health officials, addiction treatment providers and parents from all over the country. LTC parent facilitators participated in the follow-up discussion.
Intra-nasal narcan and training in its use is available to families every Thursday night at the LTC meeting at Salem Hospital at no cost.