Registration open for local symposium

2019 Merrimack Valley Substance Use Disorder Symposium

The second annual Substance Use Disorder Symposium will take place on December 6, 2019, in Westford, Massachusetts. This symposium will bring together providers in all aspects of the field of substance use in Greater Lowell and other Merrimack Valley areas.

Why is this important?  Our communities are suffering from the opioid crisis and substance use. We find some services duplicated and necessary service components missing. We also find that there are services available that aren’t well known to others.

Navigating the system of resources for the opioid crisis is challenging at best. We hope that working together will facilitate navigation for anyone who may need it. We hope to eliminate treatment silos and better serve those in need.

Everyone is welcome. It is our hope that this symposium will create an opportunity for all providers, from small to large, to have a chance to announce themselves and spark collaboration. We have been able to keep this event free due to generous support from community sponsors.

As a result of this effort, we will compile what we hope to be the most comprehensive list of substance use resources in the Greater Lowell area.

Our aim:  Attendees will leave with a broader knowledge base of local resources and a better sense of how we can eliminate silos and coordinate services across the communities.