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Site found for 'one-stop' addiction outreach

Friday, May 27, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"CHILLICOTHE — As the community continues to open up in its conversations about addiction, a new "one-stop shop" type of community outreach will begin a once monthly offering in July.

"Members of the Heroin Partnership Project had been looking for a location to host such an outreach, which would provide regular programs on addiction and serve as a place where those struggling with addiction and their families could make connections with necessary educational materials and resources to get the help that they need. They recently found what they were looking for in the Trinity United Methodist Church community room at the corner of Mulberry and Main streets, and it is there that the outreach will be conducted from 4 to 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month starting in July..."


"...A June 6 launch date for a collaborative initiative involving Job and Family Services, the ADAMH Board and the Ross County Jail that will identify individuals in the jail at high risk for opiate addiction. Then, teaming up with Hopewell Health Center and the Ross County Health District, will ensure that those who are interested receive Vivitrol injections prior to their release from jail or shortly afterward. Vivitrol blocks the effects of opioid use that can lead to addiction..."


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