Oxyana documentary spurs second forum about prescription drug abuse

Local - 12/12/2013 6:04 PM by Rebecca Turco

OXYANA - A documentary called Oxyana about the prescription drug epidemic in Oceana has sparked a continuing discussion about drug use.

A second forum, called Confronting Prescription Drug Abuse in the Coalfields, will be held this weekend. It will be a question and answer session with the community and politicians, as well as an update on how the drug abuse issue has been addressed since the past forum in May.

Organizers said it is important to keep the conversation going. β€œWe feel that if we don't keep having these meetings, [the issue] can get put on the backburner with [our] leaders,” he said. β€œIt lets the community know that we're not quitting.”

The public forum will be held at the Oceana Middle School auditorium Saturday at 2 p.m.


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