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  • Town Hall Discussion
     April 11, 2018
     7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“Everyone knows someone who suffers from this addiction, you might just not ‘know’ it yet.”
Friends, Family, Colleagues, Employees

Learn the facts and hear personal testimony about an epidemic devastating families in every community in Rhode Island.

Heroin and Opioid Addiction Awareness: A Town Hall Discussion About Addiction, Treatment and Prevention

Crowne Plaza – 801 Greenwich Avenue – Warwick RI (map and directions listed below)

Welcome and Opening Remarks: United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch

Welcoming Remarks: Mayor Scott Avedisian | Colonel Stephen M. McCartney | Carl Salustio, Norwood Neighborhood Association

Screening of the Documentary Chasing the Dragon

Remarks: Deborah Parente

Panel Discussion/Q&A: Moderator: United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch

• Dr. James MacDonald – RI Department of Health
• George O’Toole – Anchor Recovery
• Christine Harkins – Bridgemark
• Bernadette McDowell – Warwick School Department
• Captain Joseph Hopkins – Warwick Police Department
• Investigator David Neill – United States Attorney’s Office

Don’t think it happens in your community?

These 2017 statistics were derived from a mutual review of overdose calls with the WPD, WFD and the statistics provided by the RIDOH:
• 20 overdose deaths. 11 DOA’s and 9 in hospitals
• 146 overdoses reported to DOH from hospitals
• 201 responses by WFD for overdoses
• 208 doses of Narcan administered: 182 by WFD; 26 by WPD
• 76% of the overdoses are males ages 18-44

2018… As of April 9, 2018 only 99 days into the year, Warwick has already had at least 25 OD’s and 3 Overdose deaths.  Warwick is not alone.

Overdose in Rhode Island

Information Booths: Prevention – Treatment – Narcan Training


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Venue Phone: 401-732-6000

Venue Website:

801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, Rhode Island, 02886, United States



The Crowne Plaza Hotel Providence-Warwick is the first choice of those seeking the best in accommodations, convenience, service and sophistication in Rhode Island. A nine-time winner of the Intercontinental Hotel Group’s Torchbearer Award, one of the most prestigious accolades in the hotel industry, the Crowne Plaza Hotel has 266 guestrooms and 45,000 square feet of meeting space. Whether you’re a business traveler seeking respite from a long flight, a family on vacation visiting nearby Newport, a trade association holding its annual convention, or a young couple planning a wedding the Crowne Plaza is ready to satisfy your every need. Located 10 minutes from downtown Providence and two miles from T.F. Green Airport on a spacious landscaped 17-acre site featuring abundant free parking, the Crowne Plaza Hotel is prepared to treat you like royalty.