‘Families Coping with the Opioid Crisis’ program at the Currier Museum on Oct. 17

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MANCHESTER, NH – Catholic Charities New Hampshire and the Currier Museum of Art are teaming up to co-host “Families Coping with the Opioid Crisis,” a special program for families and loved ones impacted by the opioid epidemic. It will be held on Oct. 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St.. in Manchester.

“Families Coping with the Opioid Crisis” is designed to help those close to someone who suffers from addiction, with resources to better cope with and manage their own stress and suffering. The evening includes a formal presentation on topics such as how to identify proper warning signs of opioid abuse, effective communication techniques and tips to avoid enabling behavior.

Attendees will also have a chance to connect directly with skilled addiction counselors and learn about forms of support, including the “Art of Hope” program at the Currier Museum. Created in conjunction with Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, “Art of Hope” – which is free and open to the public – helps families struggling with addiction by providing positive experiences in the museum’s galleries.

“Thousands of individuals across New Hampshire are facing the unimaginable challenges that come with addiction, whether directly or through someone close to them,” said Rev. John Mahoney, Jr., director of clinical services for Catholic Charities New Hampshire. “Although we can’t make it all go away overnight, we are here to ease the pressure, share helpful information, and more importantly, help you recognize that you are never in this alone.”

“Families Coping with the Opioid Crisis” is free and open to the public. For more information, or to register, please visit www.cc-nh.org/manchester-coping.