May 16, 2016

The Montgomery County, Ohio Drug Free Coalition, along with other community partners, is presenting a Heroin Epidemic - Community Conversation on May 21, 2016 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Sinclair Community College, Building 12.

The event is designed to bring the community together to discuss how the heroin epidemic has impacted the nation and specifically Montgomery County. The agenda will include local data, information from law enforcement and the judicial system, prevention and treatment providers, along with individuals and family members who have been directly impacted by addiction.

In addition to expert panels, vendors will be on hand to display some of the latest educational and treatment options, including demonstrations on how to use the emergency overdose drug Naloxone.

“The event will bring together educators, health care professionals and law enforcement to discuss the best options to help curb the heroin epidemic in our community”, said Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer.

“The ability to have everyone in one place can lead to a better understanding of each organization’s role in breaking the cycle of heroin addiction,” said Richard Biehl, Dayton Police Chief.

WHIO-TV news anchor James Brown will also moderate the event.

Participants will also be treated to a complimentary breakfast at 8:00 am and an ice cream social at noon. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

You may register for the event by visiting the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services for Montgomery County’s website at and register under the events tab. You may also contact the Montgomery County Drug Free Coalition at 937-985-2420 or email to register or for further information.



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