SE Fighting Back is a community-based volunteer group dedicated to responding to the heroin and opioid addiction problem in the Sherburne-Earlville School District communities including Sherburne, North Norwich, Smyrna, and Columbus townships in Chenango County and Lebanon and Hamilton townships in Madison County. Since its formation, SE Fighting Back has become a subsidiary of Truth Pharm, a nonprofit addiction awareness organization in the Southern Tier, to take advantage of Truth Pharm’s resources and knowledge of the issues surrounding the heroin and opioid crisis.
SE Fighting Back Goals
– To raise awareness and educate the public
– To promote prevention, harm reduction and recovery in the S-E communities
2016 Events and Activities Accomplished by SE Fighting Back:
Community Resource/Needs Assessment
June 16 in Sherburne
October 18 in Smyrna
April 1 in partnership with SE High School – Assembly for students with impact panel
May 23 in Sherburne – Public awareness event with impact panel
June 21 in Sherburne – In-depth education night including round table discussions
“To Love an Addict” Support Group Initiated – Locations in Norwich and Sherburne on the 2nd and 4th of each month
1st Responder Resource Card – Created for Chenango County and distributed to police, ambulance and fire organizations
Discussions with Mayor Acee of Sherburne and Chenango County Sheriff Cutting to promote formation of a countywide PAARI program.
Provide support to individuals in Chenango County seeking help for themselves or a loved one.
2017 Events and Activities Potentially to Include:
Additional Naloxone Trainings
Community awareness/ education forum(s)
Prescription drug “take-back” day
1st Responder resource card for Madison County
Event in partnership with SE Central School to raise awareness and promote prevention
Initiate Recovery Coach resources for the community by sponsoring individuals to take training
Develop countywide PAARI program in Chenango County
Continued support for individuals seeking rehab and/or integrating back into the community
For More Information find us on Facebook at facebook.com/SEFIGHTINGBACK or email email@example.com. Information about Truth Pharm can be found at truthpharm.org or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.