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Springfield coalition to host community forum on opiates


The Clark County Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Support Coalition is hosting a community forum to discuss the opiate epidemic from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at United Senior Services, 125 W. Main St.

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The event will be an open discussion that will include local professionals and a person in recovery.

Multiple speakers will present on the topic, including Springfield Fire/Rescue Division Chief Nick Heimlich, Springfield Police Division Chief Steve Moody, Dr. Greta Mayer of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties, Denise Estep of Clark County Department of Job and Family Services, Wendy Doolittle of McKinley Hall and Melanie Silvus of the Families of Addicts group.

Similar forums were held earlier this year for both local government leaders and business owners.

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A light lunch will be served while supplies last.

The event is open to the public.

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