Reference: Public Service Announcement Video “It’s Time, Let’s Talk.”
Like many local cities, towns and communities, Portsmouth is dealing with the Heroin Epidemic. In collaboration with local community members and in honor of September being National Recovery Month, the Portsmouth Police Department is proud to release a Public Service Announcement Video, entitled, “It’s Time, Let’s Talk.”
The Portsmouth Police hope this video will help continue the talk on how to best combat the issues that we all face regarding the fall out of Substance Abuse, especially Opiate related abuse. With this video we hope to help break the stigma that comes with substance abuse and promote people to ask for help. We wish to highlight the collected effort it will take to continue to combat substance abuse. This is a complex medical issue and not simply one of a criminal nature. This Public Service Announcement Video will be posted on the Portsmouth Police Facebook page, distributed to local media outlets and displayed at Cinemagic Movie Theaters during the month of October.
We would like to thank Jerry and Jodie Howe for their generous donation which made this and the upcoming three minute Public Service Announcement Video possible. In addition to the Howe family, the Police Department would like to thank the advocates that appeared in the film; Sandi Coyle of New Futures, Portsmouth City Councilor Stefany Shaheen, John Eldredge of Bonfire Recovery Services and Marci Blanchette of the Portmsouth High School. Producer Karlina Lyons and Producer Michael Venn helped make these videos and we wish to thank them for their continued efforts bringing this issue to a larger audience.
We urge anyone seeking help to use the references below:
The Portsmouth Police Department will continue to encourage people to seek help, participate in community events geared toward Substance Abuse prevention and work in partnership with other local groups helping people recover and cope.
Prepared by Sgt. Dave Keaveny