Local sites host opioid summit

3 years ago

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Roads to Recovery Center in Caribou and Aroostook Recovery Center of Hope in Houlton will be the host sites for Gov. Janet Mills’ third annual Opioid Response Summit on Thursday, July 15. 

The full-day program will feature live presentations and prerecorded panel discussions. Voices of persons in recovery will be featured prominently again this year.

  “Our centers are pleased to serve as host sites for this live, virtual event,” said Stacie Holton, Peer Center manager. “The annual summit is part of the state’s commitment to fighting the opioid epidemic and we look forward to hearing ideas, strategies and best practices that support our communities in Aroostook County.” 

The centers will provide a light lunch as well as refreshments in the morning and afternoon.

  The summit’s theme, “Perseverance, Prevention and Promise,” reflects the resolve and commitment by the state of Maine to work together to address this crisis. Speakers will include Mills, Attorney General Aaron Frey and Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control.

The afternoon will feature a panel discussion with leaders in opioid response from the Biden-Harris Administration.

  Roads to Recovery and Aroostook Recovery Center of Hope are programs of Aroostook Mental Health Services. The centers provide individuals a place to come and receive support for their substance use recovery journey, connect people to resources, and also serve as a venue for a variety of recovery meetings.

  For more information, please contact Roads to Recovery at 207-493-1278 or Aroostook Recovery Center of Hope at 207-254-2213.