​Wheeler Sponsors Community Forum on Women and Addiction

Wheeler and the Connecticut Health Investigative Team (C-HIT) have teamed up to present a free community forum entitled Working Women: “The New Face of Addiction” on Thursday, April 6 at the New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street, New Britain from 5–7:30 p.m.

To register, visit the Connecticut Health Investigative Team (C-HIT) website.

Learn more about Wheeler's Addiction Center of Excellence.

The forum brings together a panel of leading experts to discuss strategies to prevent, identify and treat addiction. Wheeler’s Judith Stonger, MA, CPS, CARC, vice president of Prevention, Wellness and Recovery, Wheeler Clinic/Connecticut Clearinghouse, and Jessica N. Smith, LMFT, senior director, Wheeler Adult Outpatient Services, are among the panelists. Angi Carter, senior web producer, metrics specialist, New Haven Register and producer, Citizens Television, will moderate the discussion. Health Ambassadors from the Mott Corporation will be on-hand to answer questions and assist with the event.

“This event offers a valuable opportunity for the community to engage in meaningful dialog about women and addiction and the unique issues associated with this growing challenge,” said Jessica Smith, LMFT, senior director, Wheeler Adult Outpatient Services. “Panelists and audience members will explore different facets of this issue, including paths to treatment and recovery.”

For information and to register, visit the Connecticut Health Investigative Team website.

Women may be at higher risk for opioid addiction and face more barriers to care, according to an April 2 New Haven Register story and podcast produced by the Connecticut Health Investigative Team (C-HIT). Wheeler’s Peer Recovery Specialist, Stephanie Almada, and Jessica Smith, LMFT, senior director of Adult Outpatient Services, are quoted in the story and podcast, which preface an April 6 community forum entitled, “Working Women: The New Face of Addiction.” The event is presented by C-HIT and sponsored by Wheeler.

Read the article here.
Listen to the podcast here.


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