Drug Addiction Resource Alliance (DARA) will hold a forum Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Montgomery Township Community and Recreation Center at 1030 Horsham Road, Montgomeryville.
Keynote speaker is Montgomery District Attorney Kevin Steele. Other presenters include Montgomery County Commissioner Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, those in recovery, recovery specialists and a mother who lost her daughter to addiction.
The forums are usually standing room only events and also feature many agency tables and free Narcan and training. Previous speakers include PA Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and many local and state public officials. DARA members include the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, the Montgomery County Adult Probation and Parole, Montgomery County Drug and Alcohol Office, NAR-ANON/NA and dozens of agencies and providers that serve our community.
Doors will open at 6:00 P.M. for attendees to visit the many agency tables. Free NARCAN and training will be at 6:30. Pre-registration is encouraged to ensure supply, email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Narcan™ supplied by Montgomery County Health & Human Services Training provided by the Council of Southeast PA) Presentation will begin at 7 P.M. and will feature speakers in recovery, families of those who are in recovery or who have lost their battle with addiction, recovery specialists and more
DARA is proud of many lifesaving success stories and District Judge Andrea Duffy, who founded the Alliance in 2016, has gratefully received many emails, letters and visits from a multitude of people who have been helped by DARA. Additionally the doses of Narcan distributed at these events has reportedly saved multiple lives. This is truly a “one stop shopping” function to assist those struggling with substance abuse and their families. Even if addiction has not impacted your life yet, please attend our Forum to understand what is killing a generation.