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Finding Hope Amid the Addiction Epidemic

May 23, 2018 6:00 pm @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Finding Hope Amid the Addiction Epidemic:
A Film Screening of Heroin(e), The VOICES Project and Panel Discussion

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States for people under 50 – more than car crashes, gun violence or AIDS at the height of that epidemic in 1995. And nearly half of the drug deaths are due to opioid drugs, particularly heroin.

The film Heroin(e) examines the flood of heroin that threatens Huntington, WV with a cycle of generational addiction, lawlessness, and poverty. The VOICES Project is a collection of stories from people in recovery, family members and community members rising up to tell their story. These stories are being told to break down cultural barriers of shame, silence and stigma so that we can start having honest discussions about addiction and recovery in this country.

After the films, a panel of local experts will discuss community challenges, as well as programs and services available to connect clients and families to care.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Ohio History Center | The Arthur C. Johnson Auditorium
800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211
Registration opens at 6:00 pm | Screening starts at 7:00 pm; panel discussion immediately following.

Come early to explore the first level of exhibits at the Ohio History Center
$5 General Public | $15 Continuing Education credit
2.0 CEUs for Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, RN/LPNs, RCHs

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May 23, 2018 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 – $15
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Ohio History Center
800 E. 17th Ave
Columbus, 43211 United States
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