Community Response to Substance Use Disorder: Awareness, Intervention, Compassion

Wednesday June 14th, 2017

Taxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church
25 Bigelow Ave
Watertown, MA 02472

Please join us to learn about:

  • The Science of Substance Abuse
  • What is being seen locally and nationally
  • Response to Substance Use Locally and Nationally
  • How a community can offer hope and help to those in need
  • Substance Use Prevention


Speakers Include:

Dr. Theoharis Theoharides, MD, PhD

Professor of Integrative Physiology & Pathobiology,
MS, MPhil, Immunology, Yale University PhD, Pharmacology, Yale University  MD, Yale University. Appointed member to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Opioid Drug Formulary Commission.


Rev. Dr. Dimitrios Moraitis

Has been serving the Orthodox Church for over 20 years. Has a Master’s of Divinity from Holy Cross. Received his Doctorate of Ministry from The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Guest lecturer at several Universities and has led 7 project Mexico mission trips to help the needy build homes.


Dr. Laura Kehoe

Medical Director of the Mass General Hospital Substance Use Disorder Bridge Clinic; co-chair of the hospital-wide Substance Use Disorder Education Committee, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and physician at Right Turn addiction treatment.


Lt Daniel Unsworth

Lt. Unsworth oversees the Community and Staff Development Division at the Watertown Police Department, serving as WPD’s accreditation manager, training coordination.  Lt. Unsworth serves as a liaison to Watertown’s opioid task force (Watertown Access to Treatment Education and Resources).



Free and Open to the Public

All are welcome • Light refreshments will be served

• Information and resources will be available •