The past year or two has been tough on all of us and unfortunately, vulnerable members of our communities have not been excluded from the stress.  Very often, community groups gather to talk with the public in order to help and get information out to people so they know that there are services that can help. The Department of Behavioral & Community Health in Dutchess County is one of those groups.

The DBCH regularly holds forums to help them determine what would be most helpful to the public. They have three forums scheduled so far this spring and one of them is on the calendar for this Thursday (April 14, 2022). The forums are held virtually which makes it easy to attend. DBCH does ask that you register in advance if you want to participate and that is as easy as logging on to or just clicking here.

Dutchess County, New York Addiction and Recovery Forum

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This Thursday's (April 14, 2022) forum focuses on Addition and Recovery. People who are interested are encouraged to participate by asking questions during the live virtual Mircosoft Teams session. If you are uncomfortable speaking publicly there is a link at the site mentioned above to submit questions in writing.

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Thursday's forum is for people with a substance use disorder. It can be your personal struggle with addiction or recovery. It is also for people who are family members. The idea is to get the public opinion on what services should be developed in 2022 to help people in the community.

During the forum, you will hear from community members who have found a pathway to recovery. You will have time to share your personal story, You can learn about services and ask questions.

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