Close-Up© on Opiates: The Effects of Opiates on Our Community
Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 a.m.-Noon. Vendors and Registration open at 7:30 a.m. Program begins at 8:30 a.m. This event is FREE.
St. George Fellowship Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Rd., Akron
The opiate epidemic in Summit County has affected our community on many levels. Various systems have been involved in bringing this issue to the forefront and working to find solutions. As professionals we strive to understand the addiction process that has created such a widespread grip on our community.
This year’s Close Up on the Opiate Epidemic will focus on taking a deeper look into how this problem affects individuals and families. Participants will gain knowledge of the addiction process and hear firsthand accounts of how addiction has impacted individuals as well as their families. Common stereotypes of addicts will be addressed as well as those that impede professionals from being able to provide the interventions needed. Representatives from our local ADM Board will also be providing updates on how the effects of opiates are being addressed in our community.
The Bath Police Department and the Copley Police Department will present Hidden in Plain Sight. Also featured will be a Resource Fair with 30 vendors offering information for treatment providers.
REGISTRATION FOR CLOSE-UP ON OPIATES IS FULL. A waiting list is now being taken. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please click on the link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/close-up-on-opiates-the-effects-of-opiates-on-our-community-tickets-15516521333?aff=eac2
Close-Up is presenting its 22nd annual educational program as part of Child & Family Awareness Month. For more information about Close-Up or Child & Family Awareness Month, call (330) 379-2090, visit summitkids.org or follow us on Facebook.