A Community Forum to Discuss Addiction
Categories: Special Events
On Thursday evening, October 5, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Faith Lutheran Church in Okemos will be hosting a Community Forum to discuss addiction. Forum participants include Phil Pavona, Executive Vice President of Families Against Narcotics (FAN), and The Honorable Donald Allen, Judge of the 55th District Court and President of FAN.
The opioid crisis is growing problem across our country. The FAN Mission and Vision is to raise awareness of the prescription opiate drug abuse epidemic, to reduce the stigma and change the face of addiction, to educate about the dangers of prescription and illegal narcotic use and to support those affected by drug abuse and addiction. FAN works to reduce the stigma attached to addiction and create an open forum for families and professionals to receive valuable insight. The organization educates to raise awareness and save lives by partnering with insurance companies, medical professionals, legislators, the legal community, public safety, schools, families and friends, facilitating change in the way addiction is viewed and treated. They work to make a difference one step and one life at a time.
Please join us for a much-needed community conversation on this critical topic.