Oct
22
Sun
St. Marks Opioid Epidemic Support Series @ St. Marks United Methodist Church
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

St. Marks United Methodist Church is trying to do its part by hosting a series of classes related to the opioid epidemic this fall.

Classes will be held five consecutive Sundays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 12. Supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by class from 7-8. Sessions are open to anyone, not just members of the church, and are free of charge. Attendees do not have to attend all five weeks, but are asked to call ahead so organizers know how many people to prepare supper for. To register, call the church at 419-422-4236.

The first week’s class will focus on “How did we get here?” That is, where did the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic come from? Rev. Mark Hollinger, pastor of St. Marks, noted that 80 percent of narcotics in the world are prescribed in the United States — which has just 5 percent of the world’s population.

The second week will include representatives from the Findlay Police Department and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office who will discuss the nature of drug dealing and trafficking in Findlay, looking at both prevention and interdiction. Hollinger said all the speakers throughout the five weeks will provide a local perspective, not just national statistics or information. He will provide resources and materials each week on where to get help and support.

The third week will feature representatives from Tree Line and the men’s recovery house who will talk about how they help people transition from drug use into productivity. Week four will explore the effects on the family, including the huge increase in grandparents raising grandchildren, and will also feature a woman in recovery who has “gone through the Findlay system” and is now “a wonderful success story,” Hollinger said.

The final week will look at drug court and the shift to encouraging people toward recovery “instead of locking people up, which really doesn’t do anybody any good” and also costs a lot of state resources, he said. This session will explore some of the different pathways used to get people the help they need.

Oct
24
Tue
Addiction Support Program for Children @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A six-week support program for children of parents with addiction will begin meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

Presented by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, the program is open to youth ages 12-17. It is designed to help youth understand the hardships their family and they themselves may go through while working on problem solving, communication, social and coping skills.

For more information, contact Kendra Vermillion at 419-422-8616, ext. 138, or email vermillionk@frcohio.com.

Oct
29
Sun
St. Marks Opioid Epidemic Support Series @ St. Marks United Methodist Church
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

St. Marks United Methodist Church is trying to do its part by hosting a series of classes related to the opioid epidemic this fall.

Classes will be held five consecutive Sundays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 12. Supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by class from 7-8. Sessions are open to anyone, not just members of the church, and are free of charge. Attendees do not have to attend all five weeks, but are asked to call ahead so organizers know how many people to prepare supper for. To register, call the church at 419-422-4236.

The first week’s class will focus on “How did we get here?” That is, where did the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic come from? Rev. Mark Hollinger, pastor of St. Marks, noted that 80 percent of narcotics in the world are prescribed in the United States — which has just 5 percent of the world’s population.

The second week will include representatives from the Findlay Police Department and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office who will discuss the nature of drug dealing and trafficking in Findlay, looking at both prevention and interdiction. Hollinger said all the speakers throughout the five weeks will provide a local perspective, not just national statistics or information. He will provide resources and materials each week on where to get help and support.

The third week will feature representatives from Tree Line and the men’s recovery house who will talk about how they help people transition from drug use into productivity. Week four will explore the effects on the family, including the huge increase in grandparents raising grandchildren, and will also feature a woman in recovery who has “gone through the Findlay system” and is now “a wonderful success story,” Hollinger said.

The final week will look at drug court and the shift to encouraging people toward recovery “instead of locking people up, which really doesn’t do anybody any good” and also costs a lot of state resources, he said. This session will explore some of the different pathways used to get people the help they need.

Oct
31
Tue
Addiction Support Program for Children @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A six-week support program for children of parents with addiction will begin meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

Presented by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, the program is open to youth ages 12-17. It is designed to help youth understand the hardships their family and they themselves may go through while working on problem solving, communication, social and coping skills.

For more information, contact Kendra Vermillion at 419-422-8616, ext. 138, or email vermillionk@frcohio.com.

Nov
5
Sun
St. Marks Opioid Epidemic Support Series @ St. Marks United Methodist Church
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

St. Marks United Methodist Church is trying to do its part by hosting a series of classes related to the opioid epidemic this fall.

Classes will be held five consecutive Sundays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 12. Supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by class from 7-8. Sessions are open to anyone, not just members of the church, and are free of charge. Attendees do not have to attend all five weeks, but are asked to call ahead so organizers know how many people to prepare supper for. To register, call the church at 419-422-4236.

The first week’s class will focus on “How did we get here?” That is, where did the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic come from? Rev. Mark Hollinger, pastor of St. Marks, noted that 80 percent of narcotics in the world are prescribed in the United States — which has just 5 percent of the world’s population.

The second week will include representatives from the Findlay Police Department and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office who will discuss the nature of drug dealing and trafficking in Findlay, looking at both prevention and interdiction. Hollinger said all the speakers throughout the five weeks will provide a local perspective, not just national statistics or information. He will provide resources and materials each week on where to get help and support.

The third week will feature representatives from Tree Line and the men’s recovery house who will talk about how they help people transition from drug use into productivity. Week four will explore the effects on the family, including the huge increase in grandparents raising grandchildren, and will also feature a woman in recovery who has “gone through the Findlay system” and is now “a wonderful success story,” Hollinger said.

The final week will look at drug court and the shift to encouraging people toward recovery “instead of locking people up, which really doesn’t do anybody any good” and also costs a lot of state resources, he said. This session will explore some of the different pathways used to get people the help they need.

Nov
7
Tue
Addiction Support Program for Children @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A six-week support program for children of parents with addiction will begin meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

Presented by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, the program is open to youth ages 12-17. It is designed to help youth understand the hardships their family and they themselves may go through while working on problem solving, communication, social and coping skills.

For more information, contact Kendra Vermillion at 419-422-8616, ext. 138, or email vermillionk@frcohio.com.

Nov
12
Sun
St. Marks Opioid Epidemic Support Series @ St. Marks United Methodist Church
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

St. Marks United Methodist Church is trying to do its part by hosting a series of classes related to the opioid epidemic this fall.

Classes will be held five consecutive Sundays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 12. Supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by class from 7-8. Sessions are open to anyone, not just members of the church, and are free of charge. Attendees do not have to attend all five weeks, but are asked to call ahead so organizers know how many people to prepare supper for. To register, call the church at 419-422-4236.

The first week’s class will focus on “How did we get here?” That is, where did the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic come from? Rev. Mark Hollinger, pastor of St. Marks, noted that 80 percent of narcotics in the world are prescribed in the United States — which has just 5 percent of the world’s population.

The second week will include representatives from the Findlay Police Department and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office who will discuss the nature of drug dealing and trafficking in Findlay, looking at both prevention and interdiction. Hollinger said all the speakers throughout the five weeks will provide a local perspective, not just national statistics or information. He will provide resources and materials each week on where to get help and support.

The third week will feature representatives from Tree Line and the men’s recovery house who will talk about how they help people transition from drug use into productivity. Week four will explore the effects on the family, including the huge increase in grandparents raising grandchildren, and will also feature a woman in recovery who has “gone through the Findlay system” and is now “a wonderful success story,” Hollinger said.

The final week will look at drug court and the shift to encouraging people toward recovery “instead of locking people up, which really doesn’t do anybody any good” and also costs a lot of state resources, he said. This session will explore some of the different pathways used to get people the help they need.

Nov
14
Tue
Addiction Support Program for Children @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A six-week support program for children of parents with addiction will begin meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

Presented by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, the program is open to youth ages 12-17. It is designed to help youth understand the hardships their family and they themselves may go through while working on problem solving, communication, social and coping skills.

For more information, contact Kendra Vermillion at 419-422-8616, ext. 138, or email vermillionk@frcohio.com.

Nov
21
Tue
Addiction Support Program for Children @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A six-week support program for children of parents with addiction will begin meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

Presented by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, the program is open to youth ages 12-17. It is designed to help youth understand the hardships their family and they themselves may go through while working on problem solving, communication, social and coping skills.

For more information, contact Kendra Vermillion at 419-422-8616, ext. 138, or email vermillionk@frcohio.com.

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