Opiate forum set for Wilmington

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WILMINGTON – Mental Health Recovery Services of Warren & Clinton Counties (MHRS) will host an informational forum on the opiate crisis on Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Murphy Theatre.

The forum will feature a screening of a local documentary, “The War We Ignore” by filmmaker Adam Steele. His film chronicles the experiences and personal stories of several individuals affected by opiate addiction. Some are in recovery, while others who died as a result of their addition are remembered through loved ones.

Following the 50-minute documentary, Steele will join members of a panel for a question and answer session. The panel will include treatment professionals to answer questions. Provider agencies will also be on hand with information about treatment programs and can answer questions about them as well.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with the movie starting at 6:30 p.m. The Murphy Theatre staff will also be selling sell popcorn and soft drinks. To register, visit www.mhrsonline.org.

About MHRS

Mental Health Recovery Services of Warren & Clinton Counties (MHRS) is the local board of mental health and addiction services for residents of Warren and Clinton Counties. MHRS plans, funds and monitors services and programs for residents with mental health and addiction issues by contracting with local agencies to help individuals, families and others affected by mental illness and addiction.

For more information, visit the MHRS website at mhrsonline.org.


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