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Monday, August 1, 2016

Macon Overdose Prevention Coalition holds Town Hall on Opioids

The Macon Overdose Prevention Coalition sponsored a panel discussion entitled: "‎The Opioid Epidemic: Silently Affecting Our Community" in the lower level of the Franklin town hall this past Thursday evening from 6 pm to 8 pm. The coalition is composed of Full Circle Recovery Center, LLC and Learn to Cope.

Macon Media recorded the discussion and the video is posted below.

The town hall included a slide show with facts and figures about the Opioid Epidemic and panelists discussed various aspects and problems associated with Opioid abuse, followed by a panel discussion composed of Ronnie Beale, Macon County Commissioner; NC Senator Jim Davis; Randall Williams, MD, Mayor Bob Scott, moderator; Julia Cavender, MSN, PMHNP, Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; Erica Williams, in recovery; and Stephanie Almeida, Substance Abuse Counselor.

For more information, please check out the following resources:

Full Circle Recovery Center, LLC

Learn to Cope

Learn to Cope Franklin Chapter Meetings
Tuesdays from 7pm to 8:30 pm
Full Circle Recovery Center
3261 Georgia Road, Franklin, NC

Mommie's and Methadone

My Family and Methadone


(media organizations with reporters present at the meeting)

Macon Media
The Franklin Press


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