12/12/2013 6:04 PM
by Rebecca Turco
- 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
Organizers said it is important to
keep the conversation going. “We
feel that if we don't keep having these meetings, [the issue] can get put on
the backburner with [our] leaders,” he said. “It 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.