Downtown Commission

If you would like to learn more about the drug epidemic in our community and available resources to address it, then please join us for a FREE resource fair and presentation on the basics of drug addiction in the African American community.  
Event Date: November 28, 2018
Event Type: Public Meeting
Event Location: Columbus Public Health

Basics of Drug Addiction in the African American Community

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6-8 p.m. 
Columbus Public Health – Auditorium
240 Parsons Ave., Columbus

6-6:30 p.m. – Resource Fair
6:30-8 p.m. – Presentation 

This is an opportunity to learn about: 
• Drug use in the community
• How to access resources and services
• Fentanyl and fentanyl test strips *(Free fentanyl test strips will be available.)
• Treatment options (including alternative treatment options) 
• Barriers to treatment
• Drug laws
• Needle exchange programs
• How to get naloxone *(Free naloxone will be provided to the first 25 people who attend a brief training session at 6:15 p.m.) 

Special guest speakers include: 
• Cecil Ahad, Men For The Movement
• Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts, Columbus Public Health
• Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz
• Dr. Laura Espy Bell, Ohio Health
• Amy O’Grady, Columbus City Attorney’s Office
• Debra Pounds, Arizona Counseling & Consultation Services
• Pastor Frederick LaMarr, Family Missionary Baptist Church