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Coalition seeks to remedy drug problem

GEORGETOWN – The Coalition for a Drug Free Brown County held their monthly meeting at the Brown County Educational Service Center to discuss further operations of the coalition.

The group introduced their by-laws for operations of the coalition and discussed their mission. The mission is to coordinate substance abuse prevention for Brown County with an emphasis on the youth of the county. They seek to promote a healthy, safe, and drug-free lifestyle among youth and their families.

The organization laid out their objectives to how to solve the drug problem through the preventative organization in Brown County. The coalition plans to focus on areas of assessment and treatment, prevention, harm reduction and supply reduction to help curb the problem the county is facing.

Brown County is not alone in the drug epidemic. Statewide, Ohio continues to face more and more drug-related problems. In 2013, 70 percent of all unintentional drug overdoses were a result of opiates.

The coalition hopes to bring people from all walks of life to help curb this problem through educational and work on early intervention and prevention of use of drugs, alcohol, and other substances through collaborative resources. The coalition hopes to mirror that of Clermont County, but design it to best fit the needs of this county.

The coalition meets the first Monday of each month at the Educational Service Center on Hamer Road in Georgetown.

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By Brian Durham

bdurham@civitasmedia.com

Reach Brian Durham at 937-378-6161 or on Twitter @briand1738.

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