Opioid forum Nov. 9

The Westlake Police Department encourages people to attend an upcoming public forum on heroin presented by the Greater Cleveland Drug Court and Rocky River Municipal Court. The community discussion, called “Parking the Ambulance at the Top of the Cliff,” will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Rocky River Memorial Hall, 21016 Hilliard Blvd. It is free and open to all.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ohio leads the nation in accidental overdoses and had the second-highest number of drug overdoses in the country in 2014. This community discussion will give information on how to save lives. The focus will be intervention of this disease, from a patient, family and community perspective and what long-term recovery requires.

Community resources for assistance will be provided, including the services and programs that are available through the Greater Cleveland Drug Court. Panelists will include judges from the Rocky River and Cleveland municipal courts, public health experts, counselors and educators.

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Volume 8, Issue 21, Posted 9:59 AM, 11.01.2016