• Make A Promise: Understanding Substance Use Disorders

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    Name: Make A Promise: Understanding Substance Use Disorders
    Date: November 18, 2019
    Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST
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    Event Description:
    PLEASE NOTE:  THIS IS NOT A SIMSBURY CHAMBER-SPONSORED EVENT.  IT IS POSTED HERE AS A COURTESY TO OUR MEMBER, A PROMISE TO JORDAN.  PLEASE CONTACT A PROMISE TO JORDAN FOR MORE INFO.
    On June 30, 2018, Simsbury resident, Jordan Arakelian, died from an accidental heroin and fentanyl overdose. He was just 24 years old. Jordan, and the 1,000+ other Connecticut residents who lost their lives to substance use disorders last year, had a family and friends who loved them, a bright future, and so much talent and compassion to offer the world, but it was all cut short by the disease of addiction.
     
    Accidental overdose is now the number one cause of death for Americans in his age group, those under 50. Americans are now more likely to die of an accidental overdose than they are in a car crash.
     
    A month after Jordan’s death, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, A Promise to Jordan, was born.  We work to raise awareness and eliminate the stigma of addiction and mental health disorders, assist people in accessing quality care, and give hope that recovery is possible to those struggling with the disease of addiction. We also work to prevent substance use disorders before they start.
     
    On what would be Jordan’s 26th birthday, Monday, November 18, 2019, A Promise to Jordan will hold an event called “Make A Promise: Understanding Substance Use Disorders” on the field at Simsbury High School. This will be a first-of-its-kind event to be held on the grounds of a Connecticut school. The goal of the event will be to reach young people before they are in the grips of addiction and help them to see that, contrary to what they may believe, it can happen to them or their friends, and it is happening in every community, in every school, and in many families every day in America.
    On June 30, 2018, Simsbury resident, Jordan Arakelian, died from an accidental heroin and fentanyl overdose. He was just 24 years old. Jordan, and the 1,000+ other Connecticut residents who lost their lives to substance use disorders last year, had a family and friends who loved them, a bright future, and so much talent and compassion to offer the world, but it was all cut short by the disease of addiction.
     
    Accidental overdose is now the number one cause of death for Americans in his age group, those under 50. Americans are now more likely to die of an accidental overdose than they are in a car crash.
     
    A month after Jordan’s death, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, A Promise to Jordan, was born.  We work to raise awareness and eliminate the stigma of addiction and mental health disorders, assist people in accessing quality care, and give hope that recovery is possible to those struggling with the disease of addiction. We also work to prevent substance use disorders before they start.
     
    On what would be Jordan’s 26th birthday, Monday, November 18, 2019, A Promise to Jordan will hold an event called “Make A Promise: Understanding Substance Use Disorders” on the field at Simsbury High School. This will be a first-of-its-kind event to be held on the grounds of a Connecticut school. The goal of the event will be to reach young people before they are in the grips of addiction and help them to see that, contrary to what they may believe, it can happen to them or their friends, and it is happening in every community, in every school, and in many families every day in America.
     
    Location:
    Simsbury High School
    34 Farms Village Rd.
    Simsbury, CT
    Date/Time Information:
    Monday, November 18, 2019
    1:30 to 4:30 P. M.
    Contact Information:
    Lisa Gray, A Promise to Jordan, 860-305-0605
    Fees/Admission:
    FREE and open to ALL
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