A team approach is being used to combat heroin and opioid abuse in Clinton County, New York, helping not only addicts, but families being torn apart by addiction. The coalition, called Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery of Clinton County, or SPARCC, is hosting a free Community Forum called Understanding Heroin and Prescription Opioid Abuse on Tuesday, September 20th, at 7pm. It is being held at the Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh. Several local professionals who have joined forces to form the SPARCC coalition, will speak at the forum on efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of substance abuse and efforts to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic. Christine Peters, who is the Director of Legal and Social Services for the Clinton County Department of Social Services, and John Bernardi, Executive Director and CEO of the United Way of the Adirondack Region join host Thom Hallock to discuss the forum.
To RSVP or learn more about the forum: www.facebook.com/SPARCCNY