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Big Jim Plaza, LLC
55 Gosai Drive
Suite 112
Bentleyville PA 15314
Local: 724-669-2242, 
Toll-free: 855-271-9380
Fax: 724-669-2296

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PO Box 202049
Harrisburg PA 17120-2049
(717) 783-8655
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Cook Announces Prevention Segment of Solving the Opioid Crisis Initiative Program
BENTLEYVILLE – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) will host the third and final segment of the Solving the Opioid Crisis Initiative program on Thursday, Jan. 18. Focusing on “prevention,” the seminar will be held at the Fallowfield Fire Department, 1660 Route 481, Charleroi, PA 15022, beginning at 6 p.m.

“This program is for all citizens who wish to truly understand drug addiction and prevention approaches for drug addiction,” said Cook. “This free seminar will provide citizens with the necessary resources and evidence-informed strategies that have the greatest potential for impact in solving the heroin/opioid epidemic.”

Cheryl Andrews, executive director for the Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission Inc., will be speaking at the event. Andrews manages a dedicated team who plans, coordinates, fiscally manages, and implements the delivery of drug and alcohol prevention, intervention and treatment services at the local level. During her six-year tenure with the commission, she has worked collaboratively in developing and implementing innovative programs within the criminal justice system, correctional facility, court system, children and youth services, local hospitals and the faith-based community.

Dr. Paul Niemiec, director of counseling for Catholic Charities, Roman Diocese of Greensburg, will discuss resources for people who are struggling with a drug addiction.

Donna George, alcohol and other drug coalition coordinator, with Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and California University, will also be speaking at the event about the most successful addiction prevention efforts.

The California University of Pennsylvania Dance Ensemble, led by Professor Diane Buffington, will perform “The Road to Addiction Recovery” at this event. The piece is meant to promote awareness of addiction and exemplify how addiction is a disorder that affects all friends and family members of the individual suffering from addiction.

Seating is limited. Interested individuals should register for this FREE event as soon as possible by calling Cook’s Bentleyville district office at (724) 669-2242.

49th Legislative District
Representative Bud Cook
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: (724) 669-2242 /

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