Community Awareness: Heroin & Opioid Epidemic, Feb. 11

In collaboration with the Mental Health and Recovery Board (MHRB) of Portage County, the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) NEOMED Student Chapter is pleased to host the community awareness forum on the heroin and opioid epidemic. The MHRB is a state funded organization dedicated to aiding Ohioans affected by mental illness and addiction in crisis or at risk for suicide.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon


This event sets the stage for a community-based discussion led by Karyn Hall, the Director of Community Relations at the MHRB, in order to educate the community on the increasing danger of the heroin and opioid epidemic.

Rob Young, the clinical director at Town Hall 2, and Becky Lehman, from the Portage County Health Department, will also provide attendees with information on the addiction process along with resources available in Portage County for families and individuals affected by addiction.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to receive a free naloxone overdose response kit through Project DAWN, an initiative by the state of Ohio focused on preventing death due to overdose.

The event is open to the public, free of charge, and no registration is required.

Light refreshments will be served.

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