Faith leaders and community organizations will discuss substance misuse at a forum in Oak Ridge tonight (Monday, July 9).
“Addiction and recovery impacts all of us, and the interfaith community plays an important role in recovery from substance misuse,” a press release said.
The Oak Ridge Recovery Interfaith Forum will bring together faith leaders and community organizations across Anderson County, the press release said. ASAP of Anderson partnered with the Child Advocacy Center of Anderson County, First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, and United Way of Anderson County to plan and organize the forum.
The forum is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 9, at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge.
Attendees at the forum will learn about:
- the roles the faith community can have in recovery from substance misuse,
- how the psychological pathways in the brain affect addiction and recovery, and
- what local and regional resources are already in place.
The Oak Ridge Recovery Interfaith Forum is open to the general public, and community members passionate about recovery and substance misuse prevention are encouraged to attend, the press release said.
Narcan training will be offered immediately following the forum. Participants will receive a short training and a free Narcan Kit. Narcan is a medicine that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose.
For more information, contact ASAP of Anderson at (865) 457-3007 or www.asapofanderson.org. You can also follow @ASAPofAnderson on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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