2018-01-24 / Front Page

Putnam County addictions task force panel discussion

Join impacted community members and health professionals on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 6-8 p.m. at the Putnam County Public Library for a panel discussion on the opioid and substance use issues facing Putnam County today.

Opioids are the number one killer in our Nation today! One hundred and forty-four people will die today from a drug overdose. But what can we do to help? Join us on the 31st to learn more.

Panelists include Danielle Cummings, MA, LMFT-A Clinical therapist at Hamilton Center, Matrix drug and alcohol group facilitator; Alicia Suarez, Associate Professor Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, DePauw University; Janice Wilson-Dobbs, Recovering Addict and mother who lost a child to an overdose, Nurse, Substance Use Awareness and Education Advocate; Angelica Williams, B.S. GROUPS Clinic Coordinator; Amanda Barge, Monroe County Commissioner District 3; Brandon Drake, Co-Director at Courage to Change Sober Living intervention specialist, sober coach, founder CEO and treatment consultant at Keystone Interventions Group & Treatment Consulting; Sheila Holloway, mother, sister, and cousin of those with substance use disorders, Founder of Prescription for Life, Substance use Awareness and Education Advocate; and Karen Martoglio, Executive Director, Mental Health America of Putnam County.

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