Is Buffalo a City Under Siege as our hometown deals with the growing opioid and heroin addiction crisis? That’s the topic of a special presentation of “Talk With Your Mouth Full,” hosted by veteran reality television host Andrew Dan Jumbo Sunday night at 6p.m on WBBZ-TV, Your Hometown MeTV Station. Viewers will recognize this Buffalo resident from his many appearances on cable television.
Andrew Dan Jumbo welcomes community experts coping with this crisis to the dinner table, including Charles Syms, LCSW/ACSW Clinical Associate Professor, University at Buffalo, School of Social Work; Debra Smith Mother & Erie County Probation Officer who lost her son to addiction; Frank Scarpinato Environmental Compliance Specialist at Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH); and Karl Wende, Ph.D. Population Health Scientist, SUNY Buffalo State, Institute for Community Health Promotion offer life saving information.
The concept of “Talk With Your Mouth Full” is that a topic is discussed over dinner. The guests will dine on Mediterranean Pasta with Chicken, prepared by Chef Paul Tsoflidis from Acropolis Opa Restaurant. Chef Paul appears in the opening segment showing viewers how to prepare the meal. The meal is served and the conversation begins.
In addition to watching on television, the community is invited to have this conversation at the Acropolis Opa Restaurant Sunday night at 6p.m while the “Talk With Your Mouth Full” program is airing. The restaurant is located at 708 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo. Tickets are just $15 each. Participants can dine on the same meal served on the show, or something else from the Acropolis menu.
Promotion and Production Director John Di Sciullo commented, “WBBZ-TV is proud to partner in this unique concept, not only to produce a television show about such an important topic, but help bring the community together for this interactive dining experience. Watch for social media updates on Facebook and Twitter.
“Talk With Your Mouth Full” is a production of Boling Entertainment in partnership with WBBZ-TV. Executive Producers are Rock Doyle and Trent Maurice Boling.
The recipe and information on the topic can be found at www.talkwithyourmouthfulltv.com
Here are some important websites for information on opioid addiction:
This organization has been making “Safe and Healthy” happen
in WNY through educational programs designed to teach young
people about the problems of addiction, and substance abuse.
This website helps people who are coping with depression-
Encouraging people to simply “Just Tell One” person if they
are troubled, with the mission to prevent suicide.
Erie County Social Services
Erie County Health Department, and connecting with
Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein
Px21 is the coordinating council of prevention service providers in
Erie County with the shared goal of providing prevention and health promotion for the 21st century in our community.
West Side Youth Development:
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