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Survivor And Rescuer Speaking At The MRCPL

16 Apr , 2018  

The True Cost of Narcan: Spoken by a Survivor & Rescuer will be presented at the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library on Thursday, April 19 from 5 PM to 6 PM.

The Addict’s Family & Friends is a community action group with the purpose of empowering family members and friends who strive for the well-being of an addicted person. We work to educate and equip each advocate with the knowledge and tools necessary to care for the addicted person, to care for oneself, and to strive for change on a local level.

Developed as a partnership between the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library and Family Life Counseling & Psychiatric Services, both organizations are hopeful that this gathering will inform community members to discuss different aspects of the local addiction epidemic and will empower individuals to seek help for individuals they know who are struggling with an addiction, or on the verge of developing a deeper issue.

The subject for April is “The True Cost of Narcan”, featuring the perspective of a survivor and rescuer.

“The True Cost of Narcan” will discuss the monetary cost of narcan on the providers, the mental drain of first responders, and the importance of the act for the individual being revitalized.

The survivor’s background will remain confidential until the gathering; however, the rescuer sharing his story will be Dr. Joseph Bocka. Dr. Bocka is an Emergency & Family Physician, the EMS Medical Director, and a representative on the Richland County Opiate Board.

For more information, please call (419)774-9969.

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