Just last weekend three people in Newport and on person in Middletown overdosed and was brought back by police officers using Narcan.

Ben Ellcome, Coordinator for the Newport Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force, joined me today on The Open Forum on 1540 AM WADK Newport to discuss this incredibly important issue, substance abuse and what Newport is doing about it.

12:30pm – 1pm:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore 03-30-16 March 30th, 2016 01:11pm Ben Ellcome, Coordinator of Newport Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force          

1pm – 2pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore 03-30-16 March 30th, 2016 01:10pm Ben Ellcome, Coordinator of Newport Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Tune in to The Open Forum from 12:30pm – 2pm on 1540 AM, online on wadk.com or on the Tune-In Smartphone App.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).