Interim Police Chief John McCarthy
197 Main St.
Gloucester , MA 01930
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Gloucester Invites Parents for Discussion on Marijuana, Addiction and Vaping
GLOUCESTER — Interim Police Chief John McCarthy and Gloucester Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Richard Safier are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a discussion for parents about marijuana, addiction and vaping tomorrow.
Gloucester High School Lecture Hall, 32 Leslie O Johnson Road
Thursday, May 24, from 6-7 p.m.
Dr. Ruth A. Potee, a board certified family physician and addiction medicine physician at Valley Medical Group
Back by popular demand, Potee will be speaking with parents of students in grades five through 12 about marijuana, addiction, vaping and more.
Named Franklin County Doctor of the Year by the Massachusetts Medical Society in 2015, Potee is currently the medical director for the Franklin County House of Corrections, the Franklin Recovery and Treatment Center and the Pioneer Valley Regional School District.
Her visit is the result of a partnership between Gloucester Police’s Kops N Kids initiative and Gloucester Public Schools. The presentation is free to attend.
Potee last spoke in Gloucester on March 2, when she addressed middle school students and members of the community about similar topics.
“Dr. Potee made a tremendous impact on everyone who heard her presentations earlier this year, and we’re excited to have her back to address parents directly,” Chief McCarthy said. “This presentation is a must-see for parents of middle and high school aged kids, and I encourage all to attend.”
For questions, contact the Gloucester Police Department at 978- 283-1212 and ask to speak with Chief McCarthy or Lt. Jeremiah Nicastro.