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Week ahead: Opioid forum, health fair, blood drive coming up

Tim Weber, left, drug liaison for the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office, shown with State's Attorney Brian DeLeonardo during a Special O.P.T.S. program at Gateway School in 2017, will speak at a forum on opioids on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the Finksburg library.
Tim Weber, left, drug liaison for the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office, shown with State's Attorney Brian DeLeonardo during a Special O.P.T.S. program at Gateway School in 2017, will speak at a forum on opioids on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the Finksburg library. (DYLAN SLAGLE/STAFF PHOTO / Carroll County Times)

‘Chasing the Dragon’ Film and Forum/Naloxone Training

Nonprofit organization Families Against the Stigma of Addiction (FASA) will host a free showing of the documentary “Chasing the Dragon: The life of an opiate addict” followed by a discussion with Carroll leaders working against the opioid crisis.

The showing will take place from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 23. at the Finksburg library, 2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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The film was created by the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and features unscripted testimony from individuals who have abused opioids or whose children have done so. It was created with students and young adults in mind.

A discussion will follow with Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees, State’s Attorney’s Office Drug Education and Treatment Liaison Tim Weber and Substance Abuse Prevention Supervisor Linda Auerback from the Carroll County Health Department.

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Then on Wednesday, from 6-8 p.m., the organization will host a free Naloxone training at Immanuel Church, 3184 Church St., Manchester.

Intra-nasal Naloxone can help reverse an opiate overdose. Registration for the training is required and can be done by emailing or calling Michelle McVay at michelle.mcvay@maryland.gov or 410-876-4802.

More information on both events is available at www.forchris.org.

Women’s Health Fair

The Eldersburg location of Merritt Clubs will host Women’s Day, a woman’s health fair for all ages on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 1388 Progress Way, Eldersburg. The event is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Women’s Day, a woman’s health fair for all ages, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 28 at Merritt Clubs in Eldersburg, 1388 Progress Way.
Women’s Day, a woman’s health fair for all ages, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 28 at Merritt Clubs in Eldersburg, 1388 Progress Way. (Courtesy photo)

Sessions and presentations from a variety of organizations will include mini fitness classes, massages, acupuncture, yoga giveaways, door prizes, sessions geared toward seniors, new and expectant mothers and infants and more. Some services cost a fee.

Free child care will be available in the kids zone.

Contact Sherri Lively, programs director for more information slively@merrittclubs.com or view the event at www.facebook.com/MerrittClubs.

Red Cross Blood Drive

A blood drive for the American Red Cross will be held at Calvary United Methodist Church, 3939 Gamber Road, Finksburg on Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 2-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Contact the church office at 410-795-9343 to set up an appointment or for more information.

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