ShareThis Page

Brentwood town hall meeting to discuss opioid epidemic

| Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, 10:15 a.m.

A town hall meeting will be held Aug. 22 in the Brentwood High School auditorium to discuss the opioid epidemic.

“A lot of people need educated on this,” Brentwood Police Chief Adam Zeppuhar said.

The program will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. and features interactive workshops, teen awareness and advocacy, family support and resources and local treatment options. Organizers say the appropriate age for the program is 12 years and older.

The speaker series starts at 7 p.m. Scheduled to talk is Dr. C. Thomas Brophy, an emergency medical doctor who practices in Pittsburgh; Joe Demore, warden of the Butler County Jail; Conor Lamb, assistant federal attorney; and Zeppuhar.

Attendees will learn about warning signs, prevention and treatment options. The program is sponsored by the Brentwood Police Department and Trinity Wellness Services, a medication assisted treatment program for individuals in need of recovery services.

Jim Spezialetti is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-388-5805, or via Twitter @TribJimSpez.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.