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Local Committee Raising Awareness of Narcotic Misuse in Haliburton County

 From Sandy Adams – OPP Media Strategist

(Haliburton)Haliburton County’s Opioid Misuse Abuse and Reduction Committee (OMARC), is hosting two awareness events on

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Wednesday May 30th at the Northern Lights Theatre, located in the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School.

On Wednesday May 30th from 1pm to 4pm, there will be an information workshop for service providers entitled “All About Oxy…and Other Prescription Opioids”.  This workshop will feature presentations from a pharmacist, a methadone prescribing physician, an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) drug enforcement officer, an addictions counsellor, the manager of mental health services of Trillium Lakelands District School Board, and a family member.

On Wednesday May 30th, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm, the public are encouraged to attend the event for free dinner and a movie.  The movie is entitled “Prescription for Addiction” – a compelling documentary about addiction and prescription opioid pain drugs.  At the conclusion of the movie, there will be a discussion about the movie with the afternoon presenters on hand to answer any questions that the public may have.  Dinner will include pizza and a cold drink, which will be served at 6pm, in the foyer outside of the theatre.   The movie and discussion will begin at 7pm.

“The fallout of prescription narcotic misuse in some Ontario communities has far reaching effects”, says Provincial Constable Sandy ADAMS of the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the OPP.  “Part of the solution to deal with this crisis, is to bring awareness of the problem to the citizens of our community by hosting forums such as this one.”

The OMARC committee is a subcommittee of Haliburton County’s Human Services and Justice Co-ordinating Committee.  This committee was formed to help develop local solutions to local problems through more effective service coordination and design.  It supports the continuing development of linkages and liaison mechanisms between criminal justice, health services and social services.

For more information on the May 30th events, please contact Sandy ADAMS at Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the OPP at (705) 286-1431.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]