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Prescription drug, heroin forum offered

Staff Report
Posted on 3/4/2015, 4:00 PM

The Alliance Against Drug Abuse, a coalition of health and law enforcement, holds a forum on prescription drug and heroin abuse in Southern Illinois 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at the Carrier Mills Municipal Building.

The forum is called “Our Community. Our Crisis. A Prescription Drug and Heroin Awareness Forum, Keeping Our Communities and Families Safe.”

Katie Martin of AADA and Egyptian Health Department said the forum is needed due to a rise in overdose deaths in Saline County in recent months.

Information will be provided by a panel of speakers. There will be community resources tables and a variety of individuals to answer questions.

Admission is free, there will be free refreshments, door prizes with CPDU and CEU credits offered.