Home Health Opioid Epidemic to be Addressed by Tri-Parish Collaborative

Opioid Epidemic to be Addressed by Tri-Parish Collaborative


The Tri- Parish Collaborative of St. Mary Magdalen, St. Rita, and Ste. Marguerite D’Youville are presenting Dr. Ruth Potee, a board certified Family Medicine Physician and Addiction Specialist to discuss addiction as a disease, signs of addiction, how addiction occurs, whythe battle with addiction is being lost and how to fight the disease.

Potee is the medical director at the Franklin County House of Correction; a member of the Franklin County and North Quabbin Opioid Task Force; and the newly-named medical director of a future detox center in Greenfield, MA.  She is Board Certified in addiction medicine and one of the most sought after speakers on addictions in New England.

The “Voices of Recovery” community members will share their journeys of recovery followed by a Q & A session with  Potee on:

  • Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7-9pm
  • Lowell Elks Club, 40 Old Ferry Road, Lowell off Varnum Ave or Pawtucket Blvd.
  • Open and free to the public

To reserve seats by Dec. 6 residents are encouraged to visit  tricollaborative.eventbrite.com or call Lisa at 978.957.0322. Sponsorship opportunities are available by calling this same number.

All proceeds will benefit Lowell House, Inc. to fulfill its mission of “offering comprehensive and compassionate addiction related services that aim to strengthen our communities by rebuilding lives”.