JAMESTOWN – Local residents wanting to learn more about the fight against the growing problem of heroin in the community will want to attend a public education forum next Thursday, Sept. 11 at Jamestown Community College.
The program, entitled “Striking Back at the White Plague” is being presented by the Health Care Action Team (HCAT) of Jamestown’s Strategic Planning and Partnerships Commission.
The program will be held in Jamestown Community College’s Scharmann Theater at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 and is FREE to the public.
The evening includes presentations by several experts in the field of addiction. They will describe the scope of the problem and its underlying causes, highlight the tragic consequences on both individuals and families, identify the damaging domino affects including crimes, and discuss treatment options.
The event is co-sponsored by United Way, Jamestown Community College, City of Jamestown, Chautauqua County Government, Jamestown Public Schools, Mental Health Association, Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council, The Resource Center, Burgett & Robbins LLP, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, WCA Hospital, Jamestown Area Medical Associates and the Post-Journal.
The evening will conclude with a question and answer period; refreshments will be served.