Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Health

October 8, 2013

The Port to hold Community Drug Awareness Night

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The Westport Town Marshall will be on hand to answer questions and show support. By showing solidarity and involvement in the community, citizens can see that the community can work hand in hand to improve the area and stamp out drug abuse.

Representatives from Centerstone and Community Mental Health Services will bring information about treatment options for addicts and what services are available to both addicts and their families.

Representatives from the Department of Children’s Services will share a little bit about their involvement and the role they play when a drug bust occurs with children present.

The program will last a little over an hour, with a question and answer portion at the end. The awareness night is open to anyone and there will be no charge of any kind as the Westport Christian Church simply seeks to provide a service to the community. Participants are asked to bring only an open mind, Bartlett said.

“In any type of abuse situation dealing with addiction, the first step is admitting that there is an issue. For years, people have pretty much turned a blind eye and thought, ‘Oh, it’s not really here,’” Bartlett said. “Not just in our county, but the whole United States. Everyone just wants to put their head in the sand and deny that there is an issue. To fix the problem, we must first admit that there is a problem.”

The Westport Christian Church is located at the corner of Range and Mulberry Streets in Westport. Questions can be directed to The Port at 812-591-3807.

Contact: Amanda Browning 812-663-3111 x7004

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