Upcoming Events

Rotary Club of Wellesley Opioid Addiction Prevention Seminar Series

Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 – 5:45pm – 9:00 pm
Wellesley Country Club [map]

About this Event:

  • To provide attendees with a brief introduction on the psycho-biological aspects of
    addiction
  • To provide attendees with an overview of the impact of opioid addiction
  • To increase awareness of opioid addiction, its etiology and symptoms
  • To discuss how legislators, local officials, law enforcement, the judiciary and other
    stakeholders are responding to the opioid epidemic
  • To encourage ongoing participation by all stakeholders in subsequent efforts to sustain
    the fight against opioid addiction

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Rotary Club of Wellesley Opioid Addiction Prevention Seminar Series2019-05-22T13:26:26+00:00

Addiction and Recovery in the Legal Field

Monday, March 25, 2019 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (ET)

LIB Cherry Room (Room 200 2nd floor Library)
New England School of Law
154 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116

“Come hear from 3L Alexandra Rose, alumna Melissa O’Mara, and attorney Richard Dyer as they share their inspiring stories of overcoming addiction and how recovery has shaped their legal careers.”

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Addiction and Recovery in the Legal Field2019-08-02T17:38:22+00:00

Panelist, America’s Opioid Addiction

Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:30p-9:00pm

JCC Greater Boston, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459 [Google Maps Link]

The Opioid Epidemic is devastating communities across the country. Overdoses have become the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 55, killing more people than HIV/AIDS, car crashes or gun violence ever did at their peaks. But what makes this crisis especially unique is how we got here. We’ll examine the origins of the worst public health crisis of the twenty-first century and expose the role pharmaceutical companies played in pushing addictive opioids into the American market. We will explore how we got here, the science of addiction, and how to stem the crisis.

Rick is a panelist at this event, and will discuss the challenges facing individuals and families confronted with opioid addiction.

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Panelist, America’s Opioid Addiction2019-02-19T18:11:11+00:00

On Both Sides of the Law

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 4:00pm – 6:00pm
New England Law, Boston
154 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116

Attorney Rick Dyer has an improbable and inspirational story to tell – a story that can improve the quality of legal representation of clients dealing with substance use, abuse, and addiction. Dyer will share how his personal journey through addiction informs his law practice today, plus strategies for navigating cases involving substance abuse.

On Both Sides of the Law2018-04-17T13:46:03+00:00

Mass Bar Association: Continuing Legal Education

Tuesday, January 13, 2018 at 4:00pm
Massachusetts Bar Association
20 West Street
Boston, MA 02111

Featuring strategies for zealously and effectively representing your clients within the bounds of the law with cases involving substance use, abuse, and addiction from pre-arrest to post-conviction, including probation and parole.

Mass Bar Association: Continuing Legal Education2018-04-17T13:44:32+00:00

Monday Moments

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 6:00pm
Billerica House of Corrections
269 Treble Cove Rd, North Billerica, MA 01862

With Sheriff Peter Koutoujian. The program is described as “A monthly Speaker Series aimed at inmates in our Treatment Pods…Speakers come from the Treatment Community with unique and varied backgrounds. They hope to share particularly impactful messages in the area of Substance Abuse. The goal is to educate and inspire positive lifestyle changes with our population.”

Monday Moments2017-01-19T14:40:03+00:00

Opioid Crisis Forum

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 7:00pm-9:00pm
St. Mary’s Parish School Auditorium
67 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02445

In association with Hope House Boston, St. Mary’s Parish will host a forum devoted to examining all aspects of the current opioid crisis ravaging the city and the country. The following organizations will be in attendance:

  • Saint Mary of the Assumption School, Dr. Theresa Kirk, Principal & Staff
  • Brookline Health Department
  • Archdiocese of Boston
  • Brookline Police Department
  • District Attorney’s Office
  • Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • Brookline TAB
  • Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health

Rick will be the keynote speaker at this event. More information is available in the pdf available for download here.

Opioid Crisis Forum2016-06-06T15:55:53+00:00