The number of heroin and opioid-related drug overdose deaths in counties served by the Lucas County Coroner’s Office has increased from eight in 2010 to 215 in 2015. Harbor Behavioral Health, with support from the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County, is working to bring awareness and education to the community about the issue.
Harbor is partnering with the Toledo Lucas County Public Library to host and facilitate one-hour presentations that are open to the public. Fighting Heroin: The Heroin/Opiate Epidemic…What is it, What Can I Do? attendees will learn about the epidemic, its impact on our community and families, how to access treatment, and how to be part of the solution.
Upcoming presentations at library branches include:
- Tuesday, January 3, 6 p.m., Lagrange Branch, 3422 Lagrange St.
- Wednesday, January 11, noon, Sanger Branch, 3030 W. Central Ave.
- Thursday, January 19, noon, Locke Branch, 703 Miami St.
- Wednesday, February 15, 6 p.m., Holland Branch, 1032 S. McCord Road.
- Thursday, February 23, noon, Reynolds Corners Branch, 4833 Dorr St.
To request a free presentation for an organization, agency or community group in Lucas County, please contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org.