As opioid and heroin use and overdoses continue to rise, the City of Centerville coordinated a community forum on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in the Police Department. A panel discussion included Centerville Police Chief Bruce Robertson; April Anderson, MD, emergency physician at Miami Valley Hospital; Wendie Jackson, CDCA II, Community Outreach Manager and Front Door Program Manager, Cornerstone Project; Jodi Long, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, Director of Treatment and Supportive Services for Montgomery County ADAMHS Board and Charlie Stiegelmeyer, Director of the Tactical Crime Suppression Unit - Investigative Unit.
Exhibits were available before and following the forum. Exhibitors included ADAMHS: Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services, mcadamhs.org; BOLD (Building Our Lives Drug-free), Centerville High School Chapter, South Suburban Coalition; Circles and Celebrate Recovery programs: Fairhaven Church, fairhavenchurch.org; Cornerstone Project: cornerstone-project.com; Reentry Recovery program, Living Hope Church, elivinghope.com; and the State Medical Board of Ohio: med.ohio.gov. To watch the program, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpuwWd2QViE. For information on what residents can do, pdf click here. (424 KB)