CLARKS SUMMIT — Dr. William Dempsey will present “The Drug Problem Lurking in Your Home” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 in the Ryon Room at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St.
A Lackawanna County Medical Society (LCMS) member, Dempsey will discuss prescription drugs and the need to ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect against opioid misuse, abuse and diversion.
Dempsey specializes in family practice and emergency medicine. He works at the Wright Center for Primary Care Mid Valley Clinic in Jermyn. He is also a member of the PA Medical Society’s opiate task force and serves on the PA Department of Health’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program’s Advisory Board.
Laurie Cadden will facilitate conversation with Dempsey and his guest, Scott Constantini, Director of Behavioral Health at The Wright Center. This event, to be rebroadcast on ECTV, is co-sponsored by the Clearbrook Foundation Families Helping Families program, in its ninth year at the Abington Community Library.
The library will also participate in the National Take-Back Initiative of Prescription Drugs Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
The drug take-back event is sponsored by the library, Lackawanna County Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs, and the Clarks Summit Police Department. Pills for adults and pets may be surrendered for safe and proper disposal. The disposal service is free and anonymous for consumers and will be supervised by the Clarks Summit Police Department.
Information provided by the Abington Community Library.