Medication-assisted treatment training provides information for local community groups

Harrison

A Medication-Assisted Treatment training took place Friday in Bridgeport to educate the community on the issues surrounding the opioid crisis.

The event, hosted by the Harrison County Family Resource Network, explored the opioid crisis in the state and challenges people with providing solutions.     

About 50 guests from law enforcement, hospitals, health care providers and community members attended the session. Topics included; how the health care system works, finding different solutions and available services.

“Because of all the statistics regarding opioid use disorder and other substance use issues, medication-assisted treatment offers another hopeful approach to the problems we are having in our state,” said Anne Martin, office manager for the Harrison County Family Resource Network.

“Having conversations about how everybody in this room can look at solutions of changing things and how we can beat this, and provide services in a different way,” Donna Johnson, a consultant at Addictions Solutions Inc. 

The Harrison County Family Resource Center will be hosting a Brain Conference May 13 and May 14. 

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