Community Awareness and Resources - Opioids, Vaping, and Other Drugs
More than 400 individuals attended an awareness event hosted by the Central Bucks School District working in cooperation with the Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General (AG) Josh Shapiro and the Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission (BDAC).
The event, focused on providing information and resources on opioids, vaping, and other drugs; featured a "Behind Closed Doors Mock Teen Bedroom" exhibit provided by the Bensalem Police Department, vaping prevention and Narcan workshops led by the Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, presentations, a resource fair, and a question and answer panel.
Speakers included PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Bucks County DA Matt Weintraub, BDAC Executive Director Diane Rosati, and Buckingham Township Chief of Police Michael Gallagher. The final speaker, Tucker Thompson, outreach coordinator for Advanced Health and Education and a CB West graduate, spoke about his personal experience as a recovering addict.
The event culminated with a question and answer panel that featured CBSD Superintendent Dr. John J. Kopicki, Ms. Rosati, Chief Gallagher, and Mr. Thompson. Individuals were invited to submit questions electronically throughout the evening's presentations, and Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education, Dr. Abe Lucabaugh, who organized the evening, led the discussion. While not all answers were addressed during the panel discussion, remaining questions are being reviewed, with answers to be posted online.
Watch the auditorium remarks and panel discussion here:
Event Overview and Introduction - Dr. Abe Lucabaugh, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education
Resources and Information - Ms. Diane Rosati, BDAC
Our Partners and Resource Providers
Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission - The BCDAC offers online resources that are available for Bucks County, PA residents. The site provides information on Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Supports. If you or a loved one is struggling with drug and alcohol use, help is waiting all across Bucks County.
Council of Southeast Pennsylvania - The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. is a private non-profit prevention, education, advocacy, assessment, intervention, and recovery support organization, serving the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia.
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