Mayor Gavin Buckley
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“Naptown Anti-Dope” (Part 4) Event to be Held March 30
Part of City’s Effort to Combat Opioid Addiction
Event connects residents directly with Opioid Overdose Prevention resources
Annapolis, MD (March 26, 2019) – On Saturday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stanton Community Center, the City of Annapolis will host the fourth community engagement session to bring together resources, professionals, and community members to break the stigma of addiction and bring awareness to fatal overdoses in the City of Annapolis.
The Naptown Anti-Dope Move(meant) is free and open to the public.
The Naptown Anti-Dope Move(meant) Community Engagement Sessions are a Community Engagement Initiative coordinated by the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement.
The launch event took place December 1, 2018 at the American Legion Post on Forest Drive in Annapolis. The second was held at the Robinwood Community Center January 26th. The third took place, February 16th at the Eastport Community Center.
The fourth session will be held Saturday, March 30 will be held at 92 W.Washington Street in Annapolis (at the Stanton Community Center) and is hosted by Mayor Gavin Buckley, Alderman Fred Paone and William Rowel, the director of Public Engagement and Community Relations.
“These events are so powerful,” Mayor Buckley said. “To hear the recovery stories of people who overcame their addiction and continue to maintain their sobriety makes me hopeful that we can help people if we have the right resources in place.”
The event will feature food, music, storytelling, resources, education, testimonials and free CPR and Narcan training.