Your Voice MOV holds first forum
Addiction can take many forms according to participants in a community meeting regarding the area’s drug abuse problem
Like the mythical Hydra battled in Greek legend that grew two new heads when one was cut off, new heroin and fentanyl deals are transacted by different users at every turn.
Your Voice MOV held a meeting Sunday at the Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg where people from around the community, with different backgrounds and experiences, came and discussed the many aspects of the area’s opioid and drug abuse problem.
Over 50 people attended the meeting, including recovering addicts, people involved in counseling services, people in the health care field and others from around the community to discuss the various views of what drug addiction looks like in the community and possible ways to deal with it. Many people remained anonymous.
“Something needs to be done and we need to find solutions,” said Moderator Doug Oplinger of Your Voice Ohio. “This is an opportunity to share things.”
The opioid and drug abuse problem is killing over 5,000 people a year in Ohio and West Virginia alone, he said.
Those in attendance were first asked what does drug addiction look like.View Full Article