Drug overdose deaths in Montgomery County have increased 104% from 2010 to 2015. 92% of the overdose deaths involved an opioid. Dayton recently ranked worst among cities with over 400,000 people for drug overdoses, with Cincinnati and Toledo also in the top 10.
In light of these statistics, the Dayton Metro Library presents two free programs in September focused on opioid abuse prevention, intervention and support.
“Heroin addiction and opioid abuse clearly affects countless families in the Dayton area, but there are organizations that can help,” said Jennifer Spillman, chair of Programming Committee at the Dayton Metro Library. “These Library programs are timely, and offer insights and support to people who need it most.”
Heroin/Opioid Use: Prevention & Early Intervention
MON., 9/19 | 6:30-8 PM | Huber Heights, 6160 Chambersburg Road
Find out the signs and symptoms of opiate abuse and what you can do to help, with Andrea Hoff of Montgomery County Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services.
Families of Addicts: For Anyone Touched by an Opioid Addiction
TUE., 9/20 | 6:30- 8 PM | Miami Township, 2718 Lyons Road
Lori Erion, Founder and Executive Director of Families of Addicts, discusses support options for the family and circle of friends whose lives have been affected by an addict.
Both programs are free. For more information, visit the Calendar of Events or call (937) 463-BOOK.