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St. Charles County Ambulance District presents STOP Heroin Lecture at CenterPointe Hospital

Lisa Cassidy and Kyle Gaines, St. Charles County Ambulance District


Audience at STOP Heroin Lecture at CenterPointe

WELDON SPRING, MO: On Friday, February 24, 2017 Lisa Cassidy and Kyle Gaines from the St. Charles County Ambu-lance District gave a powerful presentation on the topic, “STOP Heroin” to a packed audience of 250 people at Center-Pointe Hospital. The presentation included a video re-enactment of paramedics’ response to a heroin overdose, as well as a video of parents describing the unimaginable grief of losing a child to heroin.

Heroin use and heroin overdoses in our communities are growing at an alarming rate, causing devastating effects on individuals, families and on our communities. Lisa and Kyle gave a call to action to our communities to join forces to do everything we can to “STOP Heroin.”

After the lecture, an Open House and tour of CenterPointe’s “The Changing Pointe” Addiction Treatment Center was made available for visitors to learn more about this state-of-the-art addiction treatment center. Dr. Raafea Malik, Medical Director and Candy Finan, Program Manager gave an overview of this 4-week residential program which pro-vides treatment for a wide range of addictions, including addiction to opiates, alcohol and benzodiazepines.

About CenterPointe Hospital: The Changing Pointe Addiction Treatment Center at CenterPointe Hospital provides the region’s only private residential addiction treatment programs for adults, along with partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and medication-assisted recovery outpatient programs.

CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed private, psychiatric hospital serving the behavioral health needs of adolescents, adults, and senior adults in the metropolitan St. Louis area, southeastern and central Missouri, and central/southern Illinois. Inpatient and outpatient treatment services are available at the St. Charles (Weldon Spring) facility, and outpa-tient services are provided at locations throughout the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area and Central Missouri.

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