Nearly one thousand people turned out for a community forum held recently at the Strand Theater in Plattsburgh to talk about the region’s opioid and heroin crisis.
After watching a graphic documentary on addiction (Chasing the Dragon — find link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqdmWRExOkQ)
Also announced at the forum were plans to open a 16-bed detox and rehab treatment center at the site of a former youth center in Schuyler Falls, NY. It will be the first addiction detox and rehab facility in Clinton County.
To learn more: www.cvfamilycenter.org
The event, hosted by the Substance Abuse Prevention & Recovery of Clinton County coalition (SPARCC) also included several speakers.
Jason Tousignant is a recovering opioid and heroin addict; Amber-Lin Meconi is the sister of Steven Cornell, who died from an overdose in the summer of 2016; and Francene Cornell is the mother of Steven Cornell.
To learn more about SPARCC: www.facebook.com/sparccny