NEW PARIS — The Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership will be hosting a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at National Trail High School from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The program will feature personal testimonies from local residents and their experiences of addiction, along with representatives for Vivitrol, a new medication used to battle heroin and other opium addictions.
The program will not only cover the use of heroin but other drugs affecting the community, including methamphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, prescription medication and alcohol according to Mike Spitler, Chief Deputy for the Preble County Sheriff, who is also a member of S.A.P.P.
The S.A.P.P. consists of several local entities and private citizens who are seeking solutions in drug prevention, education and rehabilitation, including county schools, churches, cities and villages, police and other agencies located throughout Preble County.