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Wellesley Country Club
300 Wellesley Ave
Wellesley, MA  02481
United States of America


lRotary Club of Wellesley Opioid Addiction Prevention Seminar Series

Presented by the Rotary Drug Addiction Task Force


Plan to participate in the first in a series of important and timely seminars planned to fight opioid abuse in our community. Become a part of our comprehensive approach to educating, advocating and provide information about access to services. Help us create opportunities for continued involvement as a unified voice to prevent opioid addiction in our community.


Seminar Structure

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with a panel of experts representing healthcare, law enforcement, faith leaders, education, judiciary, and many other segments of our community.  Expect to participate in small discussion groups to express your experiences and views on opioid addiction prevention. Help us develop opportunities for continued participation in Rotary’s commitment to combat addiction.


Discussion Leaders:

Professor Bertha Madras

Richard Dyer, Attorney

Jack Pilecki, Wellesley Police Chief

Richard Delorie, Wellesley Fire Chief

Dr. David Lussier, Wellesley School Superintendent

Dr Antje Barreveld, MD MPH

Dr Catharina Armstrong, MD MPH



Purpose and Objectives


  • 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

Dress code - Jeans not allowed in the Country Club