Adena hosting addiction forum

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Connection is the opposite of addiction. There are many local resources available to addicts and families wishing to connect; and people and organizations that are ready to help.

Join us for Addiction: Understanding Local Support and Resources, a free, community-focused discussion on the health crisis of opioid addiction; and the help that is available in our region.

Hear from representatives from Adena Health System who will share how it is fast becoming a catalyst in saving lives, while fighting addiction. Also hear from experts about medication-assisted treatment; ambulatory detox options; and how the city of Chillicothe and Ross County are taking a proactive approach in reaching addicts and families following an overdose.

The forum will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at the PACCAR Medical Education Center, 446 Hospital Road, Chillicothe. The event is free, but participants are asked to register at or call 740-779-8664. Light refreshments will be available.

Submitted by Macey Power, communications specialist, Adena Health System.

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